MIAMI, FL.- PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
presents PULSE Miami 2012, a leading art fair dedicated to international contemporary art, from December 6-9, 2012, at The Ice Palace Studios in Miami. Currently in its eighth edition, PULSE Miami opens on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, with a special preview evening and silent auction, hosted by artnet Auctions, benefiting the Lotus House Womenʼs Shelter in Miami. This yearʼs fair will be home to eighty-six national and international galleries, presenting exhibitions that span across all media, from works on paper, paintings, and sculptures, to performances, installations, and video art.
As one of the longstanding art fairs in Miami and New York to host local and international exhibitors, PULSE is oftentimes a barometer of the global art market. This year, PULSE Miami will feature a greater number of international galleries than that of other satellite fairs. Weʼve noticed a particularly growing presence of European galleries that are relying on a strong US market to sustain sales, comments Cornell DeWitt, Director. Headquartered in New York City, we also hope to provide a resurgence for our vital New York galleries suffering from the aftermath of recent Hurricane Sandy.
New international exhibitors joining PULSE Miami this season include The Fine Art Society Contemporary (London), presenting works by Chris Levine, celebrated for his iconic TIME cover portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and Rob and Nick Carter; Nuova Galleria Morone (Milan), showing legendary Italian conceptual artist Maria Lai; Galerie Alex Daniels -Reflex Amsterdam (Amsterdam) featuring a diverse roster of international talents; VIGO GALLERY (London) displaying collaborative geometric paintings by Biggs and Collings; espaivisor Visor Gallery (Valencia) featuring Columbian artists Miguel Angel Rojas and Alberto Baraya Gay, as well as British artist Hamish Fulton; Galerie Wittenbrink (Munich) offering pieces by Florian Thomas; and ALARCON CRIADO (Sevilla) featuring Nicolas Grospierre; amongst others.
Additional highlights include Danziger Gallery (New York), showing photographs by The Sartorialist Scott Schuman, and works by Robert Frank, and Edward Weston; Yossi Milo Gallery (New York), displaying Chris McCawʼs unique sunburn images, Charles Fregerʼs Wilder Mann series, as well as works by Matthew Brandt, Pieter Hugo and Alison Rossiter; Josée Bienvenu Gallery (New York) offering pieces by Julianne Swartz and Ken Solomon; Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica), featuring Smithsonian American Art Museumʼs 2012 Contemporary Artist Award winner, Kathy Butterly; NIEVES FERNANDEZ (Madrid) presenting Japanese installation artist Chiharu Shiota; VON LINTEL GALLERY (New York) bringing a group showing of works by Marco Breuer, Catherine Howe, Canan Tolon, and others; GALERIE STEFAN ROEPKE (Cologne/Madrid) displaying works from Bulgarian native, Iva Gueorguieva; Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica) featuring a solo painting installation by Kim MacConnel; James Harris Gallery (Seattle) showing abstract paintings by Karin Davie; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), offering vibrant etchings by Tony Fitzpatrick; LMAKprojects (New York) introducing quilted works by Sabrina Gschwandtner; and Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), launching a solo project by acclaimed French street artist Invader.
PULSE prides itself on its longstanding relationship with many of its core galleries. Such galleries that have exhibited with PULSE Miami since its earliest days include Galerie Anita Beckers (Frankfurt), bitforms (New York), Freight + Volume (New York), ftc., Berlin (Berlin), Davidson Contemporary (New York), Hilger modern/contemporary (Vienna), Mixed Greens (New York), Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City), Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York), GALERIE STEFAN ROEPKE (Cologne/Madrid), Julie Saul Gallery (New York), Schroeder Romero (New York), Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago), Galeria SENDA (Barcelona), Margaret Thatcher Projects (New York), TORCH (Amsterdam), VON LINTEL GALLERY (New York), and Pavel Zoubok Gallery (New York).
The latest edition of PULSE PLAY>, the fairʼs ongoing video lounge series, will be home to WATCH SOME MOVIES by Casey Neistat, an interactive film archive featuring the artistʼs works and an Information Booth manned by Casey Neistat himself, where he will field inquiries on proclaimed areas of proficiency including boxing, Nintendo 64, carpentry, long-distance running, the Second World War, filmmaking, hand guns, Instagram, cell phones, mountain climbing, B&E, video cameras, snowboarding, parenting, frequent flyer reward programs, hand stands, Malcolm X, painting, and much more.
The international roster of past PULSE PLAY> curators includes Stanya Kahn, Dossier Journal, Lucie Fontaine, João Ribas, Marina Fokidis, Magda Gonzalez-Mora, Bill Arning and Christopher Eamon.
PULSE MIAMI 2012 continues its signature series, PULSE PROJECTS, an engaging selection of installations throughout the fair, proposed by galleries and not-for-profit institutions. PULSE PROJECTS enables the exploration of artistic practice outside of the confines of a booth, and lends to larger solutions within the context of the fair. This yearʼs projects feature Zackary Druckerʼs At least you know you exist, 2011, a short film shown earlier this year at MoMA PS1 (New York), and brought to PULSE by LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles); the heralded film, ANISA DʼINFINITO | MARIA LAI, by Clarita Di Giovanni and Nuova Galleria Morone; a live multimedia performance by the TM Sisters; and Carlos Rigauʼs mixed materials sculpture Hello Deconstructing Fantasy, 2012, of LMAKprojects (New York), which has previously been shown at the de la Cruz Collection (Miami). Additional PULSE PROJECTS include Alan Rathʼs sculpture, Absolutely, Positively, 2012, courtesy of the artist and Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco/New York) and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York); Nives Widauerʼs bronze Dialog with Analog Settle (Sculpture), 2011, courtesy of Hilger modern/contemporary (Vienna); David Opdykeʼs Garden of Earthly Delights, 2012, courtesy of the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York) and the artist; Shantell Martinʼs Continuous Line, 2012, courtesy of Black & White Gallery/ Project Space (Brooklyn); Jenna Spevack Seeding The City, 2012, courtesy of Jenna Spevack and Mixed Greens (New York); THIS END UP, a traveling mobile group exhibition by The West Collection (Oaks, PA); Kyle Trowbridgeʼs Untitled Rant, 2012, courtesy of Dorsch Gallery (Miami); Venske & Spänleʼs lively marble installations, courtesy of the artists and Margaret Thatcher Projects (New York); Dinh Q. Lêʼs The Virgin Mary of Medellin, 2011, courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland); a special screening of Invaderʼs Art 4 Space, courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York); and a collaborative performance by Generic Art Solutions, presented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans).