Concurrent with the exhibition I Like America, Isaac Aden organized a show that is based on the internationalist agenda of Leonard Cohen. By conflating the predetermined roles of “artist” & “curator”, Aden questions the limits of both.
Ethan Cohen is pleased to announce: First We Take Manhattan, a group exhibition of artists selected by Isaac Aden as a continuation of his solo exhibition I Like America. Reflecting the curatorial aspect of Isaac Aden’s practice and, concurrent with the exhibition I Like America, Aden organized First We Take Manhattan; is based on the internationalist agenda of Leonard Cohen. By conflate the predetermined roles of “artist” and “curator” Aden questions the limits of both. Rather than looking to overarching aesthetic or theoretical relationships, the selection process has been based on individual relationships between each work on a one to one basis, creating a thread, which makes connections both cognitive and sensorial.
Participating artists include:
Joseph Ayers Jeff Conefry Chajana denHarder Nick Farhi Derek Fordjour Jeffrey Spencer Hargrave Elektra KB Andrew McNay Irvin Morazan Martin Roth Gabriel J. Shuldiner Wei Xiaoguang