MOCAD Woodward Ave. Exterior: NEKST Murals, 2013 by DONT, VIZIE, POSE OMENS REVOK, and SKREW. Photograph by Colin M. Day

Join NADA and Phaidon in New York this Sunday

Come and hear Art Cities of the Future contributor Pablo Léon de la Barra and others at our NADA talk

We’re taking part in a panel discussion with our friends at NADA (New Art Dealers of America) in New York this Sunday. Art, Economy, and the City: San Juan & Detroit will examine the cultural and economic conditions of San Juan and Detroit and will explore whether these cities are poised to be cultural hubs of the future. (Anyone who's read our new book Art Cities of the Future will know how we feel about San Juan in Puerto Rico).

NADA's upcoming member conference, NADA CON: San Juan, together with our great new book Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes will serve as the leaping off point for the dialogue. Pablo Léon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America and the author of the San Juan chapter in Art Cities of the Future is among the panellists.

He'll be joined by Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Milton S.F.Curry, Associate Dean, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and José Lerma, Artist, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lindsay Pollock, the Editor in Chief, Art in America has the big job of keeping everyone interesting and in line. 


Pablo Léon de la Barra author of the San Juan chapter in Art Cities of the Future
Pablo Léon de la Barra author of the San Juan chapter in Art Cities of the Future

If you'd like to attend, it takes place at CANADA, 333 Broome Street, NYC, on Sunday (January 12) at 4pm. just RSVP to We hope to see you there!

NADA CON is a series of organized trips for the international NADA member-base to come together to share experiences, ideas, and resources while building greater bonds of friendship and collaboration.

The weekends foster insider experience of the art world in a host region and include tours and lectures of museums and institutions, artist studio tours, visits to galleries, collection visits, and other explorations of that particular city's art scene. The next edition will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico February 14-18. If you'd like to know more, check out NADA's website.