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