November 26, 2009 - PULSE Contemporary Art Fair - The Ice Palace
November 26, 2009

The Ice Palace

Guy Ben-Ner, If only it was as easy…, 2009. HD video, 18 min. Edition of 6 + AP. Courtesy of POSTMASTERS

December 3 – December 6, 2009

The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2009
VIP and Press Preview Brunch Thursday, Dec

Opening Hours:
Thursday, December 3: 1pm – 8pm
Friday, December 4: 10am – 7pm
Saturday, December 5: 10am – 7pm
Sunday, December 6: 10am – 7pm

The Ice Palace – 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Entering its fifth season, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will move to Miami’s Ice Palace this December with an expanded presentation of international galleries and programming. The new venue provides PULSE with an enhanced platform for their signature programming series, including the launch of a new performance program featuring daily outdoor concerts. Held from Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2009, the fair will run concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach.

“This edition marks an important moment for PULSE. We are excited to be moving to The Ice Palace, which is to become our home for several years,” says Helen Allen, Executive Director of PULSE. “Our success in past years has secured our stature in the art world, and has also raised the expectations of our exhibitors and collectors alike. This year will further illustrate our commitment to building a high level forum for collecting and experiencing contemporary art and artistic practice in all its forms.”

PULSE Miami will feature 89 exhibitors in its main section, with an additional 15 galleries in its IMPULSE section, including a large number of returning exhibitors, many of which have exhibited with PULSE in both Miami and New York.

PULSE Miami 2009 Exhibitor List
55, Shanghai; Angell Gallery, Toronto; Angles Gallery, Santa Monica; Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Baró Cruz, São Paulo; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt; Bitforms Gallery NYC, New York; Black & White Gallery, New York; Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Florence; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; BravinLee Programs, New York; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Conner Contemporary Art, Washington; Conrads, Duesseldorf; Davidson Contemporary, New York; DCKT Contemporary, New York; Dean Project, New York; EDS Galeria, Mexico City; Espacio Liquido, Gijon; Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna; Rosamund Felsen, Santa Monica; Fred, London; Freight + Volume, New York; FTC. Berlin, Berlin; Caren Golden Fine Art, New York; Guidi & Schoen Arte Contemporanea, Genova; Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, New York; Pippy Houldsworth, London; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus; La Industria, San Juan; Gallery Joe, Philadelphia; Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong; Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY; GalerieKleindienst, Leipzig; Kopeikin Gallery, West Hollywood; Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque; Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami; Lyons Wier Gallery, New York; M+B, Los Angeles; Maior Pollença, Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca; Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco; MasART Galería, Barcelona; Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York; Nina Menocal, Mexico City; Mkgalerie Rotterdam; Berlin; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Mixed Greens, New York; Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica; Morgan Lehman, New York; Nieves Fernández, Madrid; One and J. Gallery, Seoul; Open Gallery, London; Pierre François Ouellette Art Contemporain Inc., Montréal; P·P·O·W Gallery, New York; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland; Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua; Galeria Raquel Ponce, Madrid; Emmanuel Post, Leipzig; Postmasters, New York; Max Protetch, New York; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin; Galerie Jean Luc & Takako Richard, Paris; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Galerie Roemerapotheke, Zurich; Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Madrid; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Schroeder Romero, New York; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Galeria SENDA – Espai 2NOU2, Barcelona; Siemens_artLab, Vienna; Sienese Shredder Editions, New York; Silverlens Gallery, Manila; Charlie Smith London, London; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco; Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul; Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York; Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg; Torch, Amsterdam; Von Lintel Gallery, New York; Rick Wester Fine Art, New York; Winkleman Gallery, New York; Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, New York; Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York; Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg, Paris; Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York; Zürcher, New York, Paris.

IMPULSE Miami Exhibitor List
2x2projects, Amsterdam; AMT │ Torri & Geminian, Milan; Artericambi, Verona; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin; Jen Bekman Gallery, New York; CTRL, Houston; Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, New York; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Lyle O. Reitzel, Miami, Santo Domingo; Spinello Gallery, Miami; Galeria Valle Orti, Valencia.

Each year, one artist featured in IMPULSE, the section of the fair dedicated to solo artist presentations, is awarded a cash prize. This year’s PULSE Prize will be awarded in honor of Adriaan van der Have, Founder and Director of Torch Gallery, who was an inspiring force in the art world for his dedication to the promotion of emerging artists. The winner will be announced Friday, December 4, 2009 at 9pm during the PULSE party at PLUNGE at the Gansevoort South.

The fair will also feature an array of special programs, enhanced by the Miami debut of PULSE Performance. The series will feature daily performances and concerts by young emerging artists such as Maria Jose Arjona, who was recently invited by Marina Abramovic to be part of the “cleaning the house” workshop, serving as preparation to re-enact Abramovic’s performances at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010. Her daily performances will be among the highlights of the new programming. Notable musical talents such as The Vivian Girls, The Blow, and Exene Cervenka, will constitute the other highlights.

Additionally, PULSE will present its signature program of large-scale sculptures and installations throughout the fair’s exhibition halls and lawn, as well as the PULSE Play> video lounge curated by João Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA.

About PULSE Contemporary Art Fair:
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Held annually in New York and Miami, PULSE bridges the gap between main and alternative fairs and provides participating galleries with a platform to present new works to a strong and growing audience of collectors, art professionals and art lovers.

The fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section showcases galleries presenting solo exhibitions of emerging artist’s work created in the past two years.

In addition, PULSE develops original cultural programming with a series of large-scale installations, its PULSE PLAY> video lounge, the PULSE PERFORMANCE event series, and the recently launched PULSE Profiles series of artists and curators talks. The PULSE Prize is awarded in New York and in Miami to one of the artists presented in the IMPULSE section.

For more information about PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, please visit or call +1 (212) 255-2327.

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Elizabeth Reina or Ben Thornborough, Blue Medium, Inc.
T: 212-675-1800

PULSE Miami 2009

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