MIAMI, FLA.- PULSE Miami Beach
returns to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park from Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4, 2016. The twelfth edition of PULSE in Miami will welcome a diverse community of established and emerging galleries across five continents presenting the latest cuttingedge artwork and current practices. Opening with its signature Private Preview Brunch on Thursday, December 1 from 10am-1pm, PULSE looks forward to introducing its vibrant audience of art collectors and enthusiasts to a dynamic overview of todays contemporary art market.
Following last years successful expansion, PULSE will return with over 70 galleries and 200 artists welcoming an array of national and international exhibitors. With first time exhibitors making up 25% of the fairs roster, PULSE will showcase new works from galleries from Colombia, Spain, China and Japan among others. Housed within two spacious pavilions, PULSEs overall range and diversity provides an immersive experience for its guests. PULSEs North Tent will highlight established galleries presenting multi-artist booths while the South Tent spotlights IMPULSE, solo exhibitions whose artists are eligible for the PULSE PRIZE, and CONVERSATIONS, dual-artist shows allowing galleries to explore conceptual dialogues between the artists they represent.
This year, PULSE will debut its first PROJECTS Special Commission featuring digital artist, Anne Spalter. The special commission, tied to PROJECTS programming, provides funding for an artist invited to showcase their work at PULSE. Housed in the fairs airy entry-way, Spalters Miami Marbles will invite visitors to explore a new form of art the Modern Landscape. Using photographs and video replicas of last years Miami Art Week, Spalter digitally alters and distills images of the citys atmosphere, architecture and foliage to create contemporary landscapes. By abstracting Miamis topography, Spalter encapsulates the vibrancy of the city within each of her expansive spheres. An augmented reality component will also allow guests to engage with the orbs through an interactive interface. Viewers will be able to explore kaleidoscopic moving videos on the spheres and discover virtual orbs around the fair through the custom Marbles app.
With the continuing growth of international representation amongst our exhibitors and the debut of Anne Spalters special commission, we look forward to championing an experience that creates an opportunity for deeper engagement and an even more rewarding experience for our exhibitors and visitors, says Director, Helen Toomer.