PULSE is pleased to present this year’s PROJECTS Special Commission by Miya Ando, whose immersive, site-specific installation will activate PULSE’s entrance to welcome visitors down a path of discovery before they even enter the fair. Using her signature imagery Clouds, photographed in Miami and transferred into a series of gossamer silk banners, Ando’s experiential work will offer an opportunity to become aware of nature and the environment, promoting calmness, inter-connectivity, and an attention to the viewer’s relationship to time and the present moment. The material produces a visceral experience that invites meditation on the shared human condition of the beauty of impermanence.
“It is such an honor to be commissioned for this special project with PULSE. I am very excited to create an experience of walking through a gossamer forest of moonlit clouds” – Miya Ando
On Thursday, August 16, art collectors, curators, and friends joined Katelijne de Backer, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair for an intimate dinner and conversation in honor of PULSE’s 2018 PROJECTS Special Commission Artist, hosted at the new Mizu and Taiyo Penthouse of Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach.
Guests included Tobias Ostrander - Chief Curator, Perez Art Museum; Leilani Lynch - Assistant Curator, Bass Museum of Art; Zoe Lukov - Curator, FAIR. & Faena Art; Anthony Spinello - Owner, Spinello Projects; Courtney Casci - Director of Development, ICA Miami; Megan Riley - Director of External Affairs, Bass Museum of Art; Bonnie Clearwater - Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; Rosa Lowinger - Art Advisor; Kathryn & Dan Mikesell - Founder, The Fountainhead Residency, among others.
Started in 2016, PROJECTS Special Commission allows PULSE to collaborate with a selected artist by providing them a major platform at the fair. The full 2018 roster of PROJECTS artists will be announced in October, ahead of this year’s edition of PULSE Miami Beach, which will be returning to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park from Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 9, 2018.