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Professor Dave Beech

Title
Senior Lecturer - Stage 1 Leader Fine Art - BA
College
Chelsea College of Arts
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Researcher Research
David  Beech

Biography

Dave Beech is a member of the Freee Art Collective and is Professor of Art at Valad Academy in Gothenburg. He is an artist and writer. His works have been exhibited at the Istanbul Biennale and Liverpool Biennale and his books include Art and Value (Brill, 2015) and Beauty (MIT Whitechapel 2007).

I research the formative social conditions for artistic practice and its relations to broader social and political forces. My book Art and Value relocates the economics of art within the discursive history of ‘economic exceptionalism’. My current book, Art and Labour, reconsiders art as a form of labour that arose during the crisis of the regime of the arts and the installation of the capitalist regime of labour. My work with Freee is focused on a political rejuvenation of the concept of the public sphere as the realm of dissensual publishing.

Research Outputs

Art/Design item

Article

Conference, Symposium or Workshop item

Teaching

Current research students

  • Andy Conio, Multiple Subjects in Deleuzean Video Art. (Lead supervisor)
  • Alice Evans, After Brecht: Is it possible to make a contemporary Brechtian artwork? (Lead supervisor)
  • Alice Evans, Epistolary Film. (Lead supervisor)
  • Andrew Hewitt, The Politics of Art in Culture Led Regeneration. (Lead supervisor)
  • Amanda Johansson, Costume in Institutional Critique. (Lead supervisor)
  • Lana Locke, Feral Objects (Lead supervisor)
  • Amanda Newall, Costume and Insitutional Critique. (Lead supervisor)
  • Eva Weinmayr, Publishing as Event (based at Valand Academy). (Lead supervisor)
  • Joshua Y'Barbo, SChelsea Salon: Institutional Critique of the Art School Through Interstitial Pedagogy. (Lead supervisor)
  • Joshua Y’Barbo, Chelsea Salon: Institutional Critique of the Art School Through Interstitial Pedagogy. (Lead supervisor)