NEW YORK, NY.-
Helen Allen, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
announced today that PULSE Miami is taking over The Ice Palace in downtown Miami. The large venue offers PULSE a more dynamic space for the exhibition of art and is conveniently located within minutes of the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways to Miami Beach. The layout in the former ice factory, built in the early 1920s, will be designed to utilize the vast outdoor area to enhance visitors experience and additional cultural programming. In just five years, PULSE Miami has grown into a major international exhibition, which has frequently been hailed as the most significant art fair in Miami after Art Basel Miami Beach.
We are thrilled to be moving to The Ice Palace, said Helen Allen. We are planning to work on the space to maximize its full potential by implementing a series of improvements such as the layout, lighting, and wider aisles. The caliber of exhibitors we are bringing will undoubtedly allow us to produce an incredible fair. We are also pleased to remain the anchor of the Miami/Wynwood area.
The Ice Palace Film Studios, typically referred to as The Ice Palace, is a former ice factory centrally located in Miamis Media and Entertainment District. It stands at the heart of the new cultural center, neighboring the Miami Art Museum, CIFO, the Symphony Theatre and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County. Boasting over 145,000 square feet, Art Deco architecture and verdant lawns, it will constitute an exceptional and easily accessible setting for PULSE Miami.
PULSE Miami 2009 will feature over 75 exhibitors in its main section, with an additional 10 galleries in its IMPULSE section. The Fair will also present its signature programs: the installations and large-scale sculpture program, PULSE Performance, PULSE Play>, and, on Saturday, December 5, 2009, it will award the PULSE Prize in honor of Adriaan Van der Have of TORCH GALLERY who passed away this spring.