The Untitled Magazine presents some of the highlight of this year’s PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. The ninth edition of PULSE New York for 2014 took place from May 8th -11th at The Metropolitan Pavilion, which featured new and returning international galleries, spanning eleven countries. The fair’s new Director, Helen Toomer, stressed the importance of curated booths, allowing the quality of artworks to be at the forefront of the fair. Over seventy-five percent of exhibitors presented solo, two or three artist presentations, which were integrated throughout the fair as PULSE, IMPULSE, and POINTS exhibitors, thereby encouraging connectivity between artworks, galleries and visitors and emphasizing the fair as a platform for discovery.
Newly appointed PULSE Director Helen Toomer presented a revitalized platform for discovering contemporary art and emphasized its commitment to embracing emerging and seasoned artists. Approximately 50 international exhibitors presented an eclectic variety of artworks that encompassed everything from photography and mixed media to film and performance art within the venue’s 28,000 square-feet.
IMPULSE, which has traditionally been limited to solo presentations, served as an invitational platform for emerging galleries and integrated within the main fair to catalyze connectivity amongst exhibitors and fostered a kinetic atmosphere for the audience.
POINTS, is a PULSE first as it’s presentation of curated content by the fair’s Director highlighted the work of alternative spaces and not-for-profit organizations.
PULSE Perspectives is a fresh series of roundtable discussions that explored ideas within contemporary art and the art market, granting fairgoers intimate and exclusive access to industry insiders. This year’s discussion centered on the theme New Models.