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David Beech

Professor

David Beech
Professor
dave.beech@akademinvaland.gu.se

Postal Address: Box 132, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 41137 Göteborg


Valand Academy (More Information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg
www.akademinvaland.gu.se
info@akademinvaland.gu.se
Fax: +46(0)31786 51 19

Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

About David Beech

Dave Beech is an artist in the collective Freee (with Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan), as well as a writer and curator. He studied painting at Leicester Polytechnic and Cultural Theory the Royal College of Art, where he researched the historical development of the concept of philistinism from Romanticism to Postmodernism.

Dave Beech's work had been exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial as well as ‘Generosity is the New Political’, Wysing Arts, Cambridge; ‘Joy, Sadness and Desire’, Spin[Freee]oza a new project commissioned by SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2009; ‘Nought to Sixty’, at the ICA, London, 2008; ‘Terms of Use’, group exhibition at Centro Cultural, Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain, curated by Lisa Rosendahl; ‘How to be Hospitable’, solo exhibition at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2008; ‘How to Make a Difference’, solo exhibition at International Project Space, Birmingham, 2007; and ‘Protest is Beautiful’, solo exhibition at 1000000mph Gallery, London, 2006.

He has written widely on the politics of art, including The Philistine Controversy (Verso, 2002, co-authored with John Roberts) and editing a special edition of Third Text (Art, Politics, Resistance?, Vol 16, Issue 4, No 6 ISSN 0952-8822), as well as the legacy of the Avant-Garde and Conceptualism, most recently in Art and Text (Blackdog Books, 2011).

He has also contributed to debates on participation and art’s publics, in books such as In Search of Art’s New Publics and The Pedagogical Turn,as well as being a founding editor of the journal Art and the Public Sphere(Intellect Publishing, from 2011). As an artist he has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial in 2010 and in the exhibition at BAK, Utrecht as part of the major research project ‘The Former West’. He also curated the exhibition We Are Grammar at the Pratt Institute, New York 2011 (co-curator Paul O’Neill).

Latest publications

The Scale of Contemporary Art: From Artwork to Exhibition to Institution and Beyond
David Beech
Size Matters! (De)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum, London, Koenig Books, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Carracci Institute Year Book
David Beech, Melanie Jordan, Andrew Hewitt
Northampton, UK, NN contemporary art, Book 2017
Book

How Institutions Think: Between Contemporary Art and Curatorial Discourse
David Beech
book, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Art and the Public Sphere
David Beech
Art & the Public Sphere, Journal issue 2017
Journal issue

Parse Journal - Speculation
David Beech, Anders Hultqvist, Valerie Pihet
Parse Journal - Speculation, Journal issue 2017
Journal issue

Speculation
Anders Hultqvist, David Beech, Valerie Pihet
Parse Journal - Speculation, Editorial letter 2017
Editorial letter

The Scale of Contemporary Art
David Beech
The Verbier Art Summit, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Artist / Worker / Misfit?
David Beech
Art Monthly, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

From Commodification to Exceptionalism
David Beech
Left Forum 2017: The Resistance, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Assessing the Concept of Participation in Participatory Art
David Beech
European Academy of Participation International Conference, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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2017

The Scale of Contemporary Art: From Artwork to Exhibition to Institution and Beyond
David Beech
Size Matters! (De)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum, London, Koenig Books, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Carracci Institute Year Book
David Beech, Melanie Jordan, Andrew Hewitt
Northampton, UK, NN contemporary art, Book 2017
Book

How Institutions Think: Between Contemporary Art and Curatorial Discourse
David Beech
book, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Art and the Public Sphere
David Beech
Art & the Public Sphere, Journal issue 2017
Journal issue

Parse Journal - Speculation
David Beech, Anders Hultqvist, Valerie Pihet
Parse Journal - Speculation, Journal issue 2017
Journal issue

Speculation
Anders Hultqvist, David Beech, Valerie Pihet
Parse Journal - Speculation, Editorial letter 2017
Editorial letter

The Scale of Contemporary Art
David Beech
The Verbier Art Summit, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Artist / Worker / Misfit?
David Beech
Art Monthly, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

From Commodification to Exceptionalism
David Beech
Left Forum 2017: The Resistance, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

2016

Assessing the Concept of Participation in Participatory Art
David Beech
European Academy of Participation International Conference, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 24

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