An established part of the annual art calendar, the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has created a dynamic platform for its international community of emerging and established galleries. This December, the fair returns to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
In the overwhelming environment that is the Miami Art Week, the fair will create a calm and pleasant atmosphere under the theme The Calm in the Palms. It will balance the energy of stimulating art with cocktails in hammocks and engaging conversations among friends at a restaurant or wellness lounge.
PULSE Art Fair 2019 will bring together 63 international exhibitors, featuring artists which embody the essence of the fair. The gallery round-up will be accompanied by innovative programming. This year, it also welcomes Cristina Salmastrelli as the Fair Director, who will oversee the innovative features and exhibits. As she explained, PULSE isn't just an art fair anymore.
It’s a full experience that allows visitors to access and explore artworks in a refreshing setting that promotes wellness and tranquility. I’ve had the privilege of watching this fair grow and evolve, and I’m committed to continuing its success as a director.
For its 15th anniversary, PULSE will partner with the Eden Roc Miami Beach & Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, whose restaurant will provide all food and beverage.
The 15th edition of the fair will present a roster of globally-renowned galleries and artists in a welcoming and dynamic setting.
The selection of 63 exhibitors includes ClampArt from New York, representing a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists of all media with a specialization in photography; Gallery Poulsen from Copenhagen, presenting a strong team of contemporary artists who excel in traditional art on canvas, paper and sculpture; Capital Culture Gallery from Norwich, championing art that represents culture and diversity; K Contemporary from Denver, acting as a catalyst to recontextualize how people talk about and experience art; Kahn Gallery from London, representing artists who explore various media, techniques or ideas that are timeless; YOD Gallery from Osaka, working together with dynamic creators to actively establish new values in Japan and abroad; Voloshyn Gallery from Kiev, showcasing a broad range of media in contemporary art; and Uprise Art from New York, a gallery for the next generation of art collectors; among others.
PULSE Art Fair 2019 introduces PULSE Perspectivos, a new dual language programming series presenting talks and tours in both English and Spanish.
In partnership with ICA Miami, the fair brings back the PULSE Prize - a cash grant award given to an artist of distinction or awarded to a solo exhibitor, selected by a jury of art professionals. In collaboration with the Perez Art Museum, the fair will present PAMM Picks, featuring 10 works chosen by Curator Naiomy Guerrero.
The visitors will also have an opportunity to enjoy PULSE PLAY, the fair’s platform for video art, featuring works by artists such as Zachary Drucker, Casey Neistat, Renluka Maharai, Ventiko, and Delphine Fawandu, as well as an ambitious two-part visually stunning polyphonic conversation between film, sculpture, sound and photography by Gregory Perkel titled Savonarola Suite.
In line with this year's theme dedicated to wellness, PULSE created a 3,000 square feet space which allows the visitors to explore the fair for hours, with space to socialize and relax when needed with PULSE’s craft cocktails, tasty tapas and engaging panel discussions.
PULSE Art Fair 2019 will take place at the Indian Beach Park in Miami, FL from December 5 until December 8, 2019. A Private Preview Brunch will take place on Thursday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, with drinks sponsored by Tanduay Rum.
The doors of the fair will be open to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The price of the ticket for Private Preview Brunch (which Includes 4-Day Entry) will be $100, Multi-Pass (4-Day Public Hours) will be $55, and General Admission (1 Day Public Hours Only) will be $35.
For more information about the event and tickets, visit the official website of the fair.
Featured images: PULSE Miami Beach 2018, Young Collectors Cocktail; PULSE Miami Beach 2018, VIP Private Preview Brunch.