PULSE New York 2016
PULSE New York will return from March 3-6, 2016 to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea at 125 West 18th Street. Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar with editions in New York and Miami Beach. The fair is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.
Thursday, March 3
Private Preview Brunch (by VIP invitation only) | 10am–1pm
Public Hours | 1pm–6pm
Young Collectors Cocktails | 6pm–8pm
Friday, March 4
Public Hours | 11am–8pm
Museum Member Hours | 11am–6pm
Saturday, March 5
Public Hours | 11am–8pm
Sunday, March 6
Public Hours | 11am–5pm
*No new entries 20 minutes prior to closing
General Admission $25
MultiPass (4-day entry) $40
Young Collectors Cocktails (includes 4-day entry) $45
Students/Seniors with valid ID $15
Group Discount $10
Tour Add-On $15
PULSE Art Fair’s signature PROJECTS program is committed to the presentation and promotion of audience-engaging large-scale sculptures, installations and performances.
Armando Marino – Inspired by the classic Greek mythology and today's youth culture, Armando Marino’s large scale Narcissus is part of a series of his major oil paintings that would reflect his romantic commentary on the growing prevalence around us of taking smartphone "selfies”. Narcissism is alive and well.
Melissa Pokorny – This is a re-collection of moments: lived, imagined, and borrowed. Odilon Redon referred to his oeuvre as an “ambiguous realm of the undetermined.” Melissa Pokorny's work also favors undetermined spaces. It is experientially derived, suggesting layered relationships based on memories of place, material affinities, (un) natural phenomena, and the desires of things.
Anna Paola Protasio – Modeled after a traditional sundial, Marking Time is a paradigmatic sculpture that transforms into a meditative object as it rotates along the surface. The weighted brass spins along the polished marble, emphasizing the unique physical and conceptual nature of the juxtaposed materials – soft marble with eternity, hard brass with the sun. The gradual marks, or scars, become a metaphorical depiction of the marks time leaves on our earth, on our lives, shaping them forever.
Macon Reed – Eulogy For the Dyke Bar is a fully immersive installation that revisits the legacy and physical spaces of dyke bars, an increasingly rare component of the contemporary queer cultural landscape. Made of simple materials and seductively saturated colors, Reed's hand-made installation includes a full bar, pool table, jukebox, and wall-to-wall wood paneling.
Schedule of Dyke Bar Events: Thursday, March 3 LAST CALL Podcast Broadcast 3pm – 4pm, DJ Happy Hour 6pm – 8pm | Friday, March 4 Rocky and Rhoda Trivia Night 6pm – 8pm | Saturday, March 5 Stashes and Lashes Drag Show & DJ Happy Hour 6pm – 8pm | Sunday, March 6 Eulogy Ritual 3pm – 5pm
Yumi Janairo Roth – Pallets are the workhorses of domestic and international shipping, each one typically carrying hundreds of pounds of goods. Always recycled, pallets travel from destination to destination, transporting different loads and always separated fro their point of origin. Using a design language more in keeping with architecture and furniture than with the functionalism of international shipping, Roth’s pallets are ornately carved and inlaid with mother of pearl. Functionalism belies their beauty and ornamentation subverts their use. These objects suggest a number of interpretations, including how we value labor as well as ideas about memory, immigration and displacement.
Mia Taylor – Entering ⌘+ (or Command–Plus Sign) on an Apple keyboard instructs the computer to zoom in: a seductive tool when trying to make sense of a bad quality, low-resolution image. Search online for ‘artificial satellites’ and zoom in, zoom in, zoom in, zoom in - you’ll see their geometry disintegrate into optimum pixilation. As they illuminate our world they also disappear from sight. ‘⌘+⌘+⌘+⌘+’ is an installation that abstracts from its digital sources, physically reconstituting the broken down images into shifting forms that deflect and reflect.
Richard Vivenzio – Untitled (interstitial) is a sculpture that creates solid form despite being composed of separate, continuous, linear planes of string and shadow. The form creates a language of shapes, angles, and visual illusions based on the materiality of the ropes suspension and lighting. It blends both taught and slacked line and uses shapes inspired by both the industrial and natural worlds. The piece is strictly formal in nature. There are no hidden meanings between the lines in this form is composed of, but rather the lines themselves are the meaning.
Jason Willaford – Mappings is a multidimensional object created with sections of vinyl that artist Jason Willaford has hand-cut and stitched together. Reminiscent of a topographical map, Willaford uses the construction as an avenue to chart his place in the world and amongst society. Growing up hunting, the artist spent many dark mornings walking and sitting in the woods in camouflaged clothing, observing the color of the landscape change as the morning hours passed.
Erin Garcia – Arrangements from Series A #2 is the second large scale piece by Erin D. Garcia. A Los Angeles-based artist and muralist, Garcia creates colorful works generated by repetition, intersection, and overlap using a minimal vocabulary of lines, curves, and dots. Related to Garcia's drawing project "Series A", Arrangements from Series A #2 is a free-floating and structured arrangement with an intuitive, improvisational sensibility. Garcia has previously completed murals for the Standard Hotel and the Ace Hotel, among other public works.
PERSPECTIVES is an ongoing series of panel discussions that provoke dialogue between industry insiders and the public, exploring ideas within contemporary art and the art market. Led each day during the fair by prominent art world insiders, these conversations grant fairgoers intimate and exclusive access to the critical and current issues within the industry.
Is Your Collection Relevant? | Starting and Growing a Collection in an Evolving Market | Thursday, March 3 | 1pm in the PERSPECTIVES Lounge | Moderated by Katy Donoghue, editor of Whitewall.
Cultural Identity and The Creative Process | Friday, March 4 | 1pm in the PERSPECTIVES Lounge | Moderated by Joey Lico, Independent Curator and Director of Programming for The Cultivist.
Art and Revolution | Saturday, March 5 | 1pm in the PERSPECTIVES Lounge | Moderated by Hyperallergic Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief, Hrag Vartanian.
Supporting Artistic Exchange with Cuban Artists Fund | Saturday, March 5 | 3pm in the PERSPECTIVES Lounge | Moderated by Sherry Dobbin, Director of Times Square Arts
A Critical Eulogy: The Loss and Legacy of Dyke Bars | Sunday, March 6 | 1pm in the PERSPECTIVES Lounge | Moderated by artist, Macon Reed.
PRIZE is a jury awarded cash grant given to an artist of distinction featured in a solo exhibition at the fair. 2016 nominees:
Isidro Blasco – Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Broadbent – Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Jaq Chartier – William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
Lars van Dooren – Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY
Oliver Dorfer – Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria
Tony Gum – Christopher Moller Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Sergei Isupov – Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
Brookhart Jonquil – Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL
J.T. Kirkland – Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD
Ryan McGinness – Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Ciro Quintana – Acacia Gallery
Yumi Janairo Roth – Sienna Patti, Lenox, MA
Hiba Schahbaz – Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Sue Williams A’Court – bo.lee gallery, London, United Kingdom
Bradley Wood – SIM SMITH GALLERY, London, United Kingdom
Conversations provides a platform for galleries to explore new visual and conceptual dialogues between two artists they represent. Participating galleries:
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea | Guiliano Sale & Fred Stonehouse
CEDE GALLERY | Nani Cárdenas & Mariu Palacios
Galerie l’Inlassable | Saïda Bettayeb & James Rielly
Kinder MODERN | Margriet Craens & Lucas Maassen
Laffy Maffei Gallery | Brenna Murphy & Sabrina Ratté
mc2gallery | Renato D’Agostin & Gianluca Quaglia
Pentimenti Gallery | Simeen Farhat & Derrick Velasquez
Uprise Art | Ky Anderson & Vicki Sher