PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has announced that PULSE New York 2012 will take place from May 3 through May 6, returning for a second year to its Metropolitan Pavilion home in the heart of Chelsea. The decision was made by Cornell DeWitt, the Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, stating that “Since PULSEʼs founding there has been a perennial challenge in staging our New York fair in a relatively short time after our Miami fair in December. While I am extremely proud of everything we accomplished in New York in 2011, having an extra two months will give us an even greater opportunity to deliver the exceptional fair that our exhibitors and guests have come to expect from us.”
PULSE New York has traditionally been held during the first week of March since its founding in 2006, where it coincided with the Armory Show arts week. In its new dates in May, the fair will now take place alongside the recently-announced New York edition of the Frieze Art Fair. However, the decision to move dates was not based on an endorsement of either fair. As DeWitt explains “We have been very fortunate to have had a long-running relationship with the Armory Show and MMPI that has been both open and mutually beneficial. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and also want to extend a warm welcome to Frieze on its new endeavor. At the end of the day, this move will allow PULSE to focus maximum attention on our New York fair, our new Los Angeles fair in September, and our flagship Miami fair.”
Through its annual editions in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, PULSE provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair’s distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE unique among art fairs and creates an art market experience that is both dynamic and inviting.
May 3 through May 6