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The Changing Face of New York’s Cultural Scene
Speaker(s): Ethan Cohen, Isaac Aden, Suzanne Julig

The Changing Face of New York’s Cultural Scene

Cultural life in New York has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Skyrocketing real estate prices have changed the physical landscape for galleries and artists and factors including the advent of the internet and proliferation of art fairs have affected the way we connect with art and culture. Join Art Advisor, Suzanne Julig, Gallery Owner, Ethan Cohen and Artist/Curator, Isaac Aden for a lively discussion of the changing face of New York’s cultural scene.

Talk Details

This session will take place offline at 1pm on November 6th at The Accessible Art Fair, which breaks barriers by enabling expertly vetted artists to show and sell their work directly to collectors at the iconic New York City landmark, the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park.


Speaker Details

Suzanne Julig

Suzanne Julig is a fine art professional with 30 years in the field. She is an art advisor providing expertise to collectors and organizations through her company Suzanne Julig Art Advisory, as well as a member of the senior management team at Sotheby’s Institute of Art as Director of the Summer Study Program in New York. She was previously a Director at three major New York galleries, specializing in American, European and contemporary art, and placing works with private, museum and corporate collections. Suzanne curates exhibitions, lectures on a variety of art-related topics, and has taught at NYU and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She holds BA and MA degrees in Art History.

Isaac Aden

Isaac Aden is the guest curator for the first edition of the Assessable Art Fair: New York.  He is an artist and the senior curator at KuBe Beacon.  Aden has organized over twenty exhibitions at locations including: the non-profit art center White Box, Hunter College, commercial galleries, and the Bronx Museum.  Aden is represented by Ethan Cohen in Asia and the Americas.  As a specialist in the curatorial strategies of new institutionalism we are excited by Aden’s unique aptitude to conflate the historical architecture of the National Arts Club with contemporary art.

Ethan Cohen

Ethan Cohen advises private, public and corporate clients. Mr. Cohen is a certified appraiser of the Appraisers Association of America, specializing in contemporary Asian art and contemporary African art. He founded the Ethan Cohen gallery in 1987 as Art Waves/Ethan Cohen in SoHo, New York City. A groundbreaker in the field of contemporary Chinese art, it was the first gallery to present the Chinese Avant Garde of the ’80s to the United States. Ethan Cohen Fine Arts today represents a diverse global mix of art, including contemporary American, African, Iranian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Pakistani and Thai, with a continuing focus on emerging as well as established artists.

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