- 11.15 - 11.20 Welcome by Professor Malcolm Quinn
- 11.20 - 11.40 Introduction by Professor Dave Beech
Previously at the ICA - Events
18 Feb 2017
Examining Economic Exceptionalism in Art
This symposium examines the idea that art is not a standard commodity through the theories and practices of economic exceptionalism discussed in Dave Beech’s book Art and Value (Brill 2015).
The speakers set out to test the proposition that coherent distinctions can be drawn between the economically exceptional and the economically standard. Using these distinctions, we aim to unpack urgent issues around the economic context of art, including unpaid internships, payment of artists, public funding of arts, ‘value engineering’ practices, the economics art education, and the facts of the art market.
The day is split into four themed sessions: Art and Values, Managing Change, Paying for Art and Art and Work. Speakers include Dave Beech, Jason Bowman, Marsha Bradfield, Kim Charnley, Gail Day, Mel Evans, Ben Fitton, Julie McCalden, Andrea Phillips, Rosalie Schweiker, Marina Vishmidt, Josefine Wikström and Mick Wilson.
Closing thoughts by Dave Beech
Convened by Professor Malcolm Quinn, Professor Dave Beech and Lisa le Feuvre. This event is co-organised with Valand Academy and presented by Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme.