Saturday, February 27, 2010

PULSE PLAY 2010, Ordinary Occurrences Curated by Deborah Cullen.

PULSE Play is a curated video and technology lounge presenting work by both emerging and established artists.  Among the international roster of past PULSE curators are João Ribas, Marina Fokidis, Magda Gonzalez-Mora, Bill Arning and Christopher Eamon.

Ordinary Occurrences

Curated by Deborah Cullen

Humans and nature increasinly come into conflict with one another.  The earth's ordinary occurences can wreak tremendous and heartbreaking devastation, as recently witnessed in Haiti.  However, it is human beings that have caused dire changes in the environment.  Our actions have permanently associated specific locations with horridic events.  Humans have estranged relationships to both the ntural world, and, often, each other.  this selection of contemporary video, highlighting recent work by artists of Caribbean and latin American descent, offer timely perspectives on the terror, sadness, power, beauty, and possibility at the conjunction of man and place.

Artists in the program include Elia Alba, Monika Bravo, Michael Paul Britto, Nayda Collaz-Llorens, Zachary Fabri, Rob ter Haar, Claudia Joskowicz, Liliana Porter, and the Rickards Brothers. 

Deborah Cullen is Director of Curatorial Programs at El Museo del Barrio, New York, where she has served since 1997.  Recent exhibitions include "Nexus New York : Latin/ American Artists in the Modern Metropolis" and "Arte no es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000."

PULSE New York is moving to a new location at 330 West Street, at the corner of the West Side Highway and West Houston Street. The new venue, a former New York Central Railroad freight train terminal housing five blocks of the original High Line, has 30-foot high ceilings with varying levels of lofted space to be used for special projects. The fifth edition of PULSE New York will take place March 4 through 7, 2010.
"In an effort to constantly enhance the PULSE experience, we are excited to be moving to this new warehouse complex on the Hudson River,” says Helen Allen. “The new space will allow us to continue the tradition of incorporating our physical environment into the overall presentation of thought-provoking contemporary art.”
Encompassing over 45,000 square feet of exhibition space for approximately 60 galleries, the Fair’s new venue will allow exhibitors to present works and installations that draw upon the dramatic space. The layout of the Fair will maximize the warehouse’s large, open halls, high ceilings, and project space areas, creating a unique setting for this year’s tighter roster of cutting-edge galleries and special programming. Located across the West Side Highway from PULSE’s former location at Pier 40, the new space is more conveniently situated for exhibitor and visitor access.
Acclaimed as one of the most internationally-diverse contemporary art fairs, PULSE New York will once again feature a dynamic mix of national and international exhibitors, including established and emerging galleries, as well as solo projects in the IMPULSE section of the Fair. A list of exhibitors for PULSE New York 2010 will be available in January 2010. In addition, PULSE will once again feature its signature programs of large-scale installations and sculptures; the PULSE Play> video lounge; and PULSE Performance.


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