Red Attack: Congealing Sots-Art, Chinese Avant-Garde and Pop-Art
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March 11, 2017 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
251 W 19th Street
New York City, NY


Join us for a lecture discussing the Ethan Cohen Fine Arts exhibition
Red Attack: Congealing Sots-Art, Chinese Avant-Garde and Pop-Art.

The exhibition explores the connection between narratives and ideologies in pop-art, sots-art and the Asian avant-garde. In the exhibition, connections between major art works by iconic artists such as Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Aleksander Kosolapov, and others are drawn out.

Since the rupture between the West and the East, and the development of communist and capitalist ideologies, artists have re ected on and rethought this era as part of their heritage. Through the constant exchange of symbols, these artists have elevated the discourse of politics in art and the personal lives of both the artists and their audience. Using political symbols both philosophically and ironically, artists have created resonant and controversial art, which is featured in Red Attack. 

Read the press release here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Connecting cultural influences of the West and the East, historically and in contemporary narrative

  • Discovering creative process of the artists through the prism of ideology

  • Discuss contributions to major political art movements in art history 


2 CE credits.

FEE:$20 Members & General Admission

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

Ethan Cohen, AAA is the founder of Ethan Cohen Fine Arts LLC. He is a curator,professional art dealer, art appraiser, and art collector with over 25 years of experience in promoting global contemporary art. Cohen first opened his art gallery in Soho, New York City in 1987 called Artwaves/Ethan Cohen, and was the first to present the Chinese Avant-Garde of the 1980s to the United States. 

Over the past two decades, he has been involved with groundbreaking exhibitions and worked closely with notable scholars to promote, develop, and educate the field of Chinese Contemporary Art internationally.Mr. Cohen is a co-publisher of fine prints in collaboration with Pace Prints and Pace Editions. He is also a certified member of the Appraiser Association of America, specializing in contemporary Asian art. Mr. Cohen served as president of the board of directors of the non-for-profit White Box Art Center in New York City for 4 years.

All cancellations must be made a week prior to the program to receive a refund 



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