Busy week in the art/MAKE scene in NYC, in addition to the massive Armory show (coverage here) – there’s also “Pulse” – a large art fair featuring living artists and over 90 galleries.
PULSE featured a lot more “traditional” fine art, but again – MAKE/CRAFT-like trends are emerging (toaster prints words).
Beads = Captain James T. Kirk…
Star Trek art (yarn)…
One thing that was evident, there was more “grittiness” to PULSE, there was a performace + art piece called “Blog Script” by Mary Coble. In Marker New Yotk (2006) Mary Coble stood silently while people who passed by wrote hate speech they experienced on her body, now in 2008 over 75 of these words are going to be tattooed (without ink) on her. Each blood impression is displayed on the wall…
There was also a few artists/galleries featuring what I think we’ll see a lot of in the next few years, pharma-art. Art with pills, medical equipment or just bio-themed.
Held annually in New York, Miami and London, PULSE presents leading international galleries and artists showcasing the latest movements in contemporary art in powerful architectural environments designed to serve both seasoned and emerging collectors.
The Fair, which was conceived to bridge the gap between established and alternative art fairs, has enjoyed tremendous success in both Miami and New York, and this past year brought 40 exciting and innovative established and emerging galleries to London.
The format of PULSE is based on an exclusive selection of galleries exhibiting contemporary art invited by the PULSE Invitational Committee which is comprised of international dealers, advisors and curators. The fair was created to provide a friendly and intimate context for visitors and exhibitors alike.
Pulse 2008 – NYC.
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