Taking place December 3-7, 2008, Pulse Miami will feature a range of new exhibitors, and its highest proportion of international exhibitors to date.
The more than 100 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 & Lopez Gallery of New York, Martin Asbæk Projects of Copenhagen, and several others, while Galeria Baró Cruz of São Paulo, bitforms gallery of New York, Galerie Ernst Hilger/hilger contemporary of Vienna, Yossi Milo Gallery of New York, and Virgil de Voldere Gallery of New York, make their return to the Fair, along with many more. The Impulse section of Pusle will present 19 emerging galleries, 14 of which will be exhibiting for the first time. Artists exhibition in the Impulse section are eligible for the Pulse Prize, to be presented in an award ceremony by Helen Allen, Executive Director of Pulse, to one outstanding artist chosen by the Selection Committee.
Pulse Miami 2008 will also present a series of special programs, installations and events, features that have defined its past editions. For the first time Pulse's largescale sculpture and installation program will be chosen by a curator. Curator Claire Breukel of Miami's Locust Projects has selected several works including those by LeoVillareal, Jade Townsend and William Powhida, Justin Cooper and many others.
Pulse Play>, a video lounge showcasing an international roster of emerging video artists, also returns for the third time. Cuba-based 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, among others.
This year, Pulse has partnered with the Financial Times and the Core: club 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 contemporary artists, collectors, curators, and other distinguished art world leaders.
Pulse Miami 2008 is pleased to once host the second edition of the acclaimed Geisa Miami. Produced by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the studio founded by Takashi Murakami, Geisai Miami will provide a group of 35 artists the opportunity to present their work directly to the public in a professional art fair setting.