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Create News Special: Bodies and Subjects. Cover Image: Protest is Beautiful (Tottenham), Free Art Collective (Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt, Mel Jordan), silk flowers, 2013.

Bodies and Subjects - CREATE: NEWS Special - May 2016

Bodies and Subjects

Participation and the Differential Field of Art’s Encounters

Dave Beech

This longer special edition of Create News features an edited version of a paper given by Dave Beech at the Create Networking Day in IMMA, November 2015

'Today one of the key debates within art concerns the bundle of questions related to how it is encountered. At the same time, there has been a marked ethical turn in contemporary art. Putting these two developments together, we can say, since art’s social turn it is not the formal properties of art objects that count but the ethical character of its social relations. Ethics has become one of the key economies through which contemporary art is judged.'

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