Thursday, November 20, 2008


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

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 andJustin 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

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