A theme to be savored is that of the PULSE Art Fair, which opted for calm on the palms for its 15th anniversary at the 2019 edition. The calm-PULSE association sounds like an oxymoron and to talk about it is Cristina Salmastrelli, nominated in 2016 US Managing Director of Ramsey Fairs (company at the head of numerous fairs including the PULSE) and reconfirmed in style this year in the organization of the fair . “An experience that seems to be destined to be remembered,” says Cristina, who says that 50% of the works to be exhibited are made by the PULSE entourage and 50% by the gallery owners. Of Italian origins because of her grandparents, who live in Pescantina (a small town in the Veneto region, near Lake Garda) Cristina speaks enthusiastically about PULSE 2019, with whom she had “an incredible connection”. More than ever this year, PULSE will be able to offer its visitors an oasis of self-richness in which to contemplate art while sipping a signature cocktail in the wellness lounge or sitting on a peaceful hammock, perhaps after having tasted the menu at the restaurant table or after doing some meditation. A thousand and one nuances of quiet far from the crowd and a stone’s throw from the sea in what is now annually seen as Miami’s craziest week.
PULSE has announced the names of the galleries participating in the event, counting up to 56 this year, coming from America, Europe, Asia and Oceania and that will exhibit their pieces according to the philosophy that is at the base of Ramsey Fairs: to create a market of art more accessible to visitors and enthusiasts. Among these is Italy, which will be present with the Tablinum Cultural Management of Bellagio: a reality that goes beyond the gallery, able to meet the needs of artists and clients in response to constantly evolving times. PULSE 2019 will benefit the ICA Miami and will have ArtNet as its media partner. Visitors will be welcomed by the steel and aluminum work Port-O-Potty (2011) by Zeke Moores, made available by courtesy of the Art Mûr gallery. Among the numerous sponsors of PULSE Art Fair 2019 there are the NOBU and the Eden Rock Miami Beach, in which in addition to exhibiting works belonging to PULSE, PULSE visitors will have special offers designed for the event.
Among the various PULSE events, in addition to guided tours and talks in two languages (English and Spanish), there is the PULSE Play: the multimedia platform dedicated to exploring the digital realm, which will lead the visitor into another dimension through two dimensional and three dimensional works, augmented reality, and virtual reality.
Last but not least in scale of importance is the PULSE Prize: a prize of $ 2500 which benefits the winning artist. To understand exactly the meaning of the PULSE Prize, it is possible to view the contents of PULSE Perspective available on the website’s blog: a journey through the memories of the PULSE Art Fair winners, an excursus to see in which direction the grant received led the artists, and what opportunities they were able to land. The winners include Philip Gurrey, winner of the first PULSE Prize (2008) and South African Tony Gum (2017), ex-alumni of the Fountainhead Residency in Miami.
Waiting to enjoy that piece of paradise in the midst of the chaos of the Magic City during the Miami Art Week, all we have to do is reverse the countdown.