Pulse Miami Beach 2017
2017—PULSE Contemporary Art Fair announces the return of Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol, Co-Founders and Directors of Project For Empty Space, as the curators of PLAY at Miami Beach 2017. PLAY is PULSE’s dedicated showcase for video and new media, serving as a platform at the fair to encourage discovery within the digital realm. Following the success of last year’s inaugural open call for submissions, which garnered over 800 applications, PLAY will again accept proposals for video and digital art, creating a diverse and dynamic range of works for curatorial review. This year, Ms. Wahi and Ms. Jampol have selected “POWER” as their curatorial theme. Wahi and Jampol jointly run the non-profit gallery Project For Empty Space, a hub for creative engagement in Newark, New Jersey. Celebrated as both cultural and community leaders, they have played pivotal roles in the development and expansion of Newark’s growing art community. Their collaboration with PULSE Miami Beach is a continuation of their curatorial practice which is known for actively cultivating strong multidisciplinary art from around the world. In addition to reviewing and adjudicating all submissions, Wahi and Jampol will host a monthlong, pre-fair collaborative exhibition at Project Photo Courtesy of Alexis Velázquez For Empty Space showcasing the 2017 PLAY selections. The extended exhibition at Project for Empty Space aims to encourage an active engagement in cutting-edge contemporary artistic practice underscoring PULSE’s longstanding commitment to discovery both inside and beyond of the fair setting. As selected by the curators, the theme for PLAY 2017 is “POWER,” wherein artists are invited to explore the multiple of iterations of the word, it’s definitions, and the myriad of ways to interpret and contextualize power. The curators have determined to use the following definition of power as a jumping point of inquiry into this complex topic; POWER pow·er \ˈpau̇(-ə)r\ noun 1. the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality 2. the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events 3. physical strength and force exerted by something or someone 4. energy that is produced by mechanical, electrical, or other means and used to operate a device 5. (mathematics) the number of times a certain number is to be multiplied by itself verb 1. supply (a device) with mechanical or electrical energy 2. move or travel with great speed or force Wahi and Jampol go into further detail jointly noting; “we are beyond thrilled to be joining PULSE again this year as the curators of PLAY. Last year we received a plethora of magnificent submissions by so many incredibly talented artists, and we are excited to see what this year brings. “In coming up with a theme for this year’s call, we found ourselves thinking a lot about the dynamics and definitions of “power.” Originally, our thoughts were prompted by a socio-political discourse that has pervaded through much of our lives this year. That translated into exploring what other types of ‘power’ may be; whether they be electrical, mathematical, political, social, etc. We’re enthusiastically curious to see how artists will interpret this word and how it informs their work.” ### Submissions for PLAY are now being accepted through Submittable. All submissions must include one video or new media piece running no longer than 15 minutes. Submissions should also include the artist’s bio and/or CV, an artwork statement, a supporting still of the submitted work, and the $50 application fee. All entries are due by August 2, 2017 and final selections will be announced in September. ### ABOUT JASMINE WAHI Jasmine Wahi is a curator, activist, and the Founder and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of female empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. Wahi received her undergraduate degree in art history from New York University, and attended the Institute of Fine Art. She began her art world endeavors in the South Asian Art Department at Christie’s Auction House, which was followed by positions in several contemporary Asian/South Asian art galleries around New York City. In 2008, she began working on curatorial projects working with emerging and mid-career artists from across the globe. In 2010, Wahi Co-Founded Project For Empty Space, a not-for-profit nomadic organization that creates multidisciplinary art exhibitions and programming that encourage social dialogue, education, and systemic change through the support of both artists and communities. In 2013, she began a long-term partnership in Newark, NJ, with Rebecca Jampol of Solo(s) Project House, to create a series of pop-up exhibitions under the moniker ‘Gateway Project Spaces.’ In 2015, Wahi and Jampol revamped the space, transforming it into a mixed-use space that housed both Project For Empty Space and a plethora of commercial artist studios. This ‘third space’ endeavor has since become a community for multi-disciplinary artists and a space for social discourse, activism, and change. Additionally, Wahi is also on faculty at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts, where she focuses on Intersectional Feminism and Art Praxis. She is a former board member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) and instructor for the Girls Educational Mentoring Services (GEMS) group. She has also co-organized numerous interventions and happenings as part of her social activist work. Wahi’s curatorial work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vogue India, Hyperallergic, Whitewall Magazine, artnet, and ARTnews to name a few. ABOUT REBECCA PAULINE JAMPOL Rebecca Pauline Jampol is a curator and designer dedicated to cultivating impactful social dialogue and change through her interdisciplinary creative praxis. Her predominant interest is in fostering discourse through a variety of projects ranging from gallery work and publishing to public art programs. After graduating from Rutgers University-Newark in 2008, she took a leading role in furthering the development of the city’s burgeoning arts scene. She moved forward to become the driving force in a myriad of cultural and educational initiatives including: Jajo Art Gallery; Glocally Newark; The 239 Collective (2010); Rutgers Future Scholars “I am” Program (2010); Solo(s) Project House (2010); The NeWWalls Newark Public Art Conference (2014); The Gateway Project Public Art Initiative (2014); Portals, Newark (2016); and most recently, The Newark Downtown District’s Entryway Program, “Gateways to Newark” (2016). In 2013, Jampol began a long-term partnership in Newark, NJ, with Jasmine Wahi of Project For Empty Space to create a series of pop-up exhibitions under the moniker ‘Gateway Project Spaces.’ In 2015, Wahi and Jampol revamped their space into a mixed-use space that housed both Project For Empty Space and a plethora of commercial artist studios. This ‘third space’ endeavor has since become a community for multi-disciplinary artists and a space for social discourse, activism, and change. She is also currently a lecturer and professor of design at Rutgers University - Newark.
DóndePulse Contemporany Art Fair Miami / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos
Inauguración07 dic de 2017
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