November 19, 2008 - PULSE Contemporary Art Fair - Largest-Ever Miami Edition
November 19, 2008

Largest-Ever Miami Edition

Ori Gersht
Blow Up #1, 2007
Light jet print mounted on aluminum

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
Announces Largest-Ever Miami Edition

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7, 2008
PULSE Prize announcement, Thursday, December 4,
1:00 pm in the IMPULSE section

LOCATION:
Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave,
Wynwood Art District, Miami

www.pulse-art.com

FAIR HOURS:
Wednesday | December 3 | 10am – 3pm
Thursday | December 4 | 10am – 6pm
Friday | December 5 | 10am – 6pm
Saturday | December 6 | 10am – 6pm
Sunday | December 7 | 10am – 5pm

ADMISSION:
No advance purchase necessary. Ticket purchase includes admission to GEISAI Miami.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is pleased to announce PULSE Miami 2008, which returns to Soho Studios in the Wynwood Art District to present its largest edition, with more than 100 national and international exhibitors. Taking place December 3-7, 2008, concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach, PULSE will feature a range of new exhibitors, and its highest proportion of international exhibitors to date. PULSE’s critically acclaimed original programming will debut a series of panel discussions on the contemporary art market hosted by the Financial Times and CORE:, and host an expanded GEISAI Miami.

Galleries exhibiting at PULSE Miami 2008 include first–time participants ARARIO GALLERY of New York, Beijing, Seoul, and Cheonan, Korea, SAKSHI GALLERY of Mumbai, GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY of New York, and Martin Asbæk Projects of Copenhagen, while Galeria Baró Cruz of São Paulo, bitforms gallery of New York, GALERIE ERNST HILGER/hilger contemporary of Vienna, Conner Contemporary Art of Washington DC, and Angles Gallery of Santa Monica, make their return to the Fair, along with many more. The IMPULSE section of PULSE will present 19 emerging galleries, 14 of which will be exhibiting with the Fair for the first time. Each year an artist of distinction exhibited in the IMPULSE section is chosen by the Selection Committee to receive the PULSE Prize, sponsored by The Financial Times. The Prize will be presented in an award ceremony by Helen Allen, Executive Director of PULSE, on Thursday, December 4, at 1:00pm.

PULSE Miami 2008 will also present a series of special programs, installations and events, features that have defined its past editions. This year for the first time PULSE’s large-scale sculpture and installation program will be chosen by a curator. Claire Breukel, Executive Director of Miami’s Locust Projects, has selected several works including those by Leo Villareal, Jade Townsend and William Powhida and Justin Cooper. PULSE PLAY, a video lounge showcasing an international roster of emerging video artists, also returns for the third time. Cuban independent curator and critic, Magda Gonzalez-Mora, a founder of the Havana Biennale, will curate the program, which includes artists Isabel Rocamora, Ferheen Haq, Mariana Vassileva, Rodolfo Pereza, and Lazaro Saavedra.

This year, PULSE has partnered with the Financial Times and CORE: to present a new series of CORE: conversations, daily panel discussions and breakfast talks on contemporary art. Topics include “The Contemporary Art Market Boom & Its Expansion Eastward,” a discussion on the rise of contemporary Asian art, and “Emerging Art Markets – Keeping Pace”. Participants include Leo Villareal, contemporary artist; Manon Slome, Assistant Curator, the Guggenheim Museum; Phillip Hoffman, Director, The Fine Art Fund; Priyanka Mathew, Director of Aicon Gallery New York; Mike Moses, of the Mei-Moses Fine Art Index, and other distinguished art world leaders.

PULSE Miami 2008 is pleased to host the second edition of the acclaimed GEISAI Miami. Produced by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the studio founded by Takashi Murakami, GEISAI Miami will provide a group of 20 artists the opportunity to present their work directly to the public in a professional art fair setting. In a special twist on last year’s fair, GEISAI Miami has also invited five award winners from past Japanese editions of the fair to exhibit in Miami.

Sponsors and Partners
PULSE would like to thank CHUBB Personal Insurance, Lavazza (sponsor of the PULSE Private Preview Party), and Grolsch for their additional support. Special thanks to Architectural Digest, presenter of the Collectors’ Lounge designed by Arquitectonica, and to the Financial Times, sponsor of the PULSE Prize.

PULSE Miami would also like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their generous support: artlog, The City of Miami, CORE:, Hendrick’s Gin, Le Tourment Vert, Miami Art Museum, MIAMI Magazine, Milagro Tequila, Museum of Arts and Design, Quintessentially, Penfolds, phillips ART expert, SmartWater and VitaminEnergy.

Complimentary Shuttle Service
PULSE Miami is pleased to provide complimentary shuttle between PULSE Miami and The LOEWS Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue (at 16th Street); Art Basel Miami Beach at The Miami Beach Convention Center (Please note that shuttles at the Convention Center will on the N W corner of 17th and Washington); NADA and Design Miami.

General Information:
PULSE Miami will take place Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue (entrance on NW 21st Street), Wynwood Art District, Miami.

About PULSE Contemporary Art Fair:
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is held annually in New York and Miami and presents high-quality artworks in an environment that serves both seasoned and emerging collectors. The format is divided between a main section devoted to a select choice of international galleries, and the IMPULSE section featuring solo and two person exhibitions by emerging galleries invited by the Selection Committee. The Fair provides a friendly, highly selective and innovative context for all of its constituents.

For more information about PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs, please visit
www.pulse-art.com or call +1 (212) 255-2327

Media Contact:
For further information, registration to the Fair, images, or interviews please contact:

Andy Cushman or Elizabeth Reina
Blue Medium Inc.
T: +1 (212) 675-1800
F: +1 (212) 675-1855
E: andy@bluemedium.com

PULSE Miami

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