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HYPERALLERGIC SPONSOR —  November 25, 2013

PULSE Projects Revealed for Miami 2013

PULSE Miami 2013 continues its highly anticipated program, PULSE Projects, with large-scale sculptures and immersive installations. This edition will feature an unexpected mix of a live radio show, nail art, and collaborative performances. PULSE Projects is a curated series that encourages visitor interaction and showcases ambitious art work beyond the traditional art fair format.

Ten special projects have been selected, including the following highlights.

Commissioned by Miami-based Cannonball, Chicago’s Bad at Sports (B@S) will operate an internet radio station out of PULSE’s restrooms, conducting live interviews and commentary, alongside a booth of limited-edition posters by Chicago and Miami artists.

Adrian Esparza (taubert contemporary, Berlin)–who will have a new installation featured concurrently at the newly constructed Pérez Art Museum Miami–will present a large-scale, geometric wall installation based on serapes, traditional Mexican blankets or capes.

Matthew McCaslin (New Art Projects, London) continues his work of the last 25 years using electricity as the central material in Some Where Some What, 2013, which mixes basic metal shelving and electrical hardware.

For Nails Across America, Breanne Trammell (Mixed Greens, New York) has transformed a 1968 Shasta Travel Trailer into a mobile nail salon to create an intimate platform to share ideas. She will document these exchanges with audio recordings and photography to create a web-based project archive.

In the garden, Sputnik Returned, 2013 by Brandon Vickerd (Art Mûr, Montreal) is a replica of the first manmade satellite to orbit the earth, Sputnik, installed as if it has fallen from its orbit and has crashed back to earth; and Tim Biskup (Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles), who describes his work as Baroque Modernism, brings an interactive installation, Head in the Hole, 2013, which has roots in animation, illustration, and toy design.

Founder of New York-based music label 12k, Taylor Deupree has curated an outdoor sound installation, Lull, 2013, with the music of Marcus Fischer, Moskitoo, Stephen Vitiello, Molly Berg, and Ryuichi Sakamto.

For this year’s edition of PULSE PLAY, the fair's ongoing video lounge series, PULSE welcomes the partnership of Hunter Braithwaite and Nina Johnson-Milewski from The Miami Rail who have curated Through the Window, a group of Miami based artists highlighting the moving landscape, and the transient spirit of the Rail.

For a complete list of special projects, exhibitors and to purchase tickets, please visit pulse-art.com. Use code ENJOYHYPERFREE to win a 4 day fair pass!

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