NEW YORK, NY.- PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
unveiled a series of new and redesigned programming that will debut during PULSE New York 2014.
PULSE Perspectives, a fresh series of roundtable discussions, will explore ideas within contemporary art and the art market, granting fairgoers intimate and exclusive access to industry insiders. Centered on the theme New Models for this edition of the fair, these conversations will focus on issues related to curating, collecting, and new media, as well as the context of evolving exhibition spaces and altering platforms. Visitors are invited to join the table, to listen and engage with the pair of speakers during these informal and organic daily discussions. Confirmed speakers include:
Adarsh Alphons, Founder, ProjectArt
Claire Breukel, Chief Curator, MARTE Contemporary
Kyle DeWoody, Owner and Creative Director, Grey Area
Sherry Dobbin, Director, Times Square Arts
Mark Ellwood, Journalist, Author and Broadcaster
Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, Co-Founders, SPRING/BREAK
Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator, 21c Museum Hotels
Ben Hartley, International Managing Director, Auctionata
Carlos Pomares, Executive Director, Cuban Artists Fund
Patrick Regan, Private Dealer and Advisor
Sue Stoffel, Collector and Founding Director, Stoffelarts
Benjamin Sutton, Editor, artnet News
Daniel Temkin, Artist, TRANSFER
Renée Vara, Private Advisor and Curator, Vara Art
Simón Vega, Artist
Edward Winkleman, Co-Owner/Director, Winkleman Gallery and Curatorial Research Lab; Co-Founder, Moving Image Art Fair; Author, How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery
Jake Yuzna, Director of Public Programming, Museum of Arts and Design
The official PULSE Perspectives schedule and participant pairings will be announced in the coming weeks.
This seasons PULSE Jury, an invitational guest panel that awards the PULSE Prize, will be composed of Kathy Battista, Director, Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Institute of Art NY; Paddy Johnson, Founder and Editorial Director, Art F City; Julia Kaganskiy, Director of NEW INC, New Museum; and Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator, 21c Museum Hotels. The winner of the Prize eligible for receipt by an artist who is featured in a solo exhibition at the fair will be announced on Friday, May 9th at PULSE Presents, a celebratory event from 6pm-9pm that will begin with a PULSE Perspectives roundtable discussion featuring the jurors as they review the nominees.
Helen Toomer, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, comments The programming that we are offering is deliberate and integral to PULSE New York, as it complements the new tone of the fair and the artists presented.
PULSE Play, a returning platform which celebrates new media and video art, will be curated by ART21. The organization will present its newest documentary short format film series, ART21 Artist to Artist, which features notable contemporary visual artists in conversation with their peers at shared exhibition settings, discussing the inspirations and passions that drive their creative processes. Fairgoers at PULSE New York will follow Shahzia Sikander and Diana Al-Hadid through Sharjah, UAE, Istanbul, Turkey, and Venice, Italy, as they experience and explore cultural events from artists