Pulse Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. The Fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The Impulse section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo exhibitions of artist's work created in the past two years. In addition to gallery booth presentations, Pulse hosts its celebrated series of programs including large-scale sculptures and site-specific installations, and Pulse Play, a curated video lounge.
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Held annually in New York and Miami, PULSE bridges the gap between main and alternative fairs and provides participating galleries with a platform to present new works to a strong and growing audience of collectors, art professionals and art lovers.
The Fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo exhibitions of artist's work created in the past two years.
In addition, PULSE develops original cultural programming with a series of large-scale installations, its PULSE Play> video lounge, the PULSE Performance events, and the recently launched PULSE Profiles series of artists and curators talks. The PULSE Prize is awarded in New York and in Miami to one of the artists presented in the IMPULSE section. PULSE supports numerous nonprofit art organizations and schools.
Having entered its fifth season with a successful and critically-acclaimed run in Miami last December, PULSE New York 2010 will host over sixty exhibitors from around the world, including thirteen solo exhibitions of emerging artists in the IMPULSE section of the fair. Approximately half of the exhibitors hail from the U.S. and the rest from abroad, together representing nineteen countries and four continents. PULSE New York will also inaugurate its new home at 330 West Street, a former warehouse complex in downtown Manhattan with 45,000 square feet of exhibition space. PULSE New York 2010 will take place Thursday, March 4 through Sunday, March 7, with a VIP and Press Private Preview Brunch on March 4 from 9am to 12pm.
"In an effort to constantly enhance the PULSE experience, we are excited to be moving to 330 West Street on the Hudson River,” says Helen Allen, Executive Director of PULSE. “The manageable size combined with the high ceilings in this new space and innovative layout will allow us to continue the tradition of incorporating our physical environment into the overall presentation of thought-provoking contemporary art both within the exhibitor booths and with site-specific installations.”
PULSE New York will feature a notable number of returning exhibitors most of which have exhibited at several New York and Miami editions of PULSE including Conner Contemporary from Washington, DC; Winkleman Gallery, P·P·O·W Gallery, and Andrea Meislin from New York; Galerie Ernst Hilger from Vienna; Mark Moore Gallery from Santa Monica; Galerie Stefan Röpke from Cologne and Madrid; Perugi Artecontemporanea from Padua, Italy; Horrach Moya from Palma de Mallorca, Spain; M+B from Los Angeles; Diana Lowenstein from Miami; and Habana from Havana. The fair will also welcome several newcomers with strong international credentials, among which are Tyler Rollins Fine Art, and Art in General from New York; Koplin del Rio from Culver City, CA; Ai Kowada Gallery from Tokyo; Galerie PICI from Seoul; and Antena Estudio from Mexico City.
In addition to gallery booth presentations, PULSE New York will once again host its celebrated series of programs including large-scale sculptures and site-specific installations, and PULSE Play. This year’s installation series will feature works by international artists in a wide range of media that were selected to highlight the environment in which they are being presented. Among the installations featured at PULSE will be an immersive sound and light environment by Iranian-American artist David Abir; walls of anachronistic vintage television screens by Julian Lwin (Great Britain); a sound and light sculpture by Agustina Woodgate (Argentina); a 20-foot tall Orange Tree installation by Alexandre Arrechea (Cuba); and a mixed media mural by Anthony Lister (Australia). This year’s PULSE Play, a curated video lounge, presents Ordinary Occurrences, curator Deborah Cullen’s (Director of Curatorial Programs at New York’s El Museo del Barrio) response to the recent horrific events in Haiti, which will feature work by artists of Caribbean and Latin American descent.
The PULSE Prize and PULSE People’s Choice Award will also return, to be given to booth presentations of distinction in IMPULSE, the section of the fair dedicated to solo exhibitions of new work by emerging artists. The PULSE Prize will be presented to an artist chosen by the PULSE Committee; and the People’s Choice Award will be awarded to an artist chosen by the public visiting the fair. Both prizes embody PULSE’s commitment to providing a platform for emerging talent and giving them due recognition in an international art fair setting. Past PULSE Prize recipients include Duke Riley, Travis Somerville, Chris Natrop, Chen Chieh-Jen, Philip Gurrey, Emilo Chapela Perez, Eric Beltz, and Okay Mountain, several of whom have gone on to receive critical acclaim.
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Tel: 212 675 1800
Press Private Preview Brunch on March 4 from 9am to 12pm
Open to public 12pm - 8pm
PULSE New York
330 West Street @ West Houston
Friday, March 5 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, March 6 12pm - 8pm
Sunday, March 7 12pm - 5pm
General Admission $20.00
Group Discount $12.00
Please note that the group discount applies to groups of ten or more.
Entrance for Children under 12 is free.