Organised in collaboration with White Cube, the IESA talks program is now in its fourth year. The upcoming series will focus on current trends and changes that are taking place in the art world.

This discussion will focus on the two of the artistic capitals of the world, London and New York. Historically, this two thriving centers for the art market have always had very distinct aesthetics and players. Over the course of the last years though, this relationship has evolved and it seems that the two markets are merging to create two almost identical ones on either side of the ocean. This will be a perfect occasion to discuss how commercial galleries and the art world at large function in both cities, also expanding the view to a national perspective.

TALK London and New York

The discussion will then consider other cities which play a major role in the market, and how they position themselves in relation to the apparent dualism of these two cities. Also with the May sales and Frieze happening now in New York, nothing could be more exciting than to discuss this subject now.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and continue discussions after the panel sessions with an informal reception. The program is free and aimed at students of contemporary art, both at undergraduate or graduate levels. 


Pierre Naquin, Chair: founder and director, Arts Media
Stephanie Dieckvoss, Independent Arts Management Consultant, lecturer and and art market journalist
Lock Kresler, Director, Dominique Levy

Hidde Van Seggelen, gallerist and TEFAF board Member 

Please contact Sorcha Richardson at or call +44 (0)20 7749 8093 to book tickets for the sessions. These are available from two weeks before each event. Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

Seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. If you fail to show up to the event without having notified us in advance you will not be able to register for any other sessions

Getting there:

White Cube Bermondsey.

White Cube 144-152 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3TQ

The nearest London Underground stations to White Cube Bermondsey are London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern Lines) or Borough (Northern Line). There is disabled access throughout the gallery space.