[2k12 Highlights]

The Dumpster Project (2011) Photo Credit: Meg Pukal

Last year, PULSE Miami impressed us with its carefully selected and relevant programing. Every year, in addition to the impressive list of galleries and exhibitors, PULSE Miami develops original cultural programming with a series of large-scale installations –  PULSE Projects. The projects aim to connects international contemporary galleries and artists to Miami’s cultural institutions and community. 

Here’s a list of the PULSE Projects we’re looking forward to this year.



On August 20, 2012, the mosaic Space One flew aboard a special device designed by Invader, who adapted advanced technologies with his own resources. Equipped with a camera, the weather balloon crossed terrestrial atmospheres for a short stay in space before returning, bringing the premier astronautic work back to Earth along with a series of photographic images showing the mosaic’s perspective distance from space.


Ink on wall, polished stainless steel, LED’s; dimensions variable. Shantell Martin, recently called “one of Brooklyn’s best young visual artists” by Flavorpill, creates a monumental mural in her signature style. Martin favors a loose style that suggests free association but, upon closer inspection, seemingly incomplete scenarios reveal precise lines and placement of objects.

TM Sisters: Live Performance

Tuesday, December 4th the TM Sisters will be live mixing videos for the Lotus House event. Digital clips and hand made animations will be scratched and blended with interactive videos. Monica Lopez De Victoria and Tasha Lopez De Victoria grew up in Miami and collaborate under the name TM Sisters. They work in the mediums of video, digital video performance, VJing, collage, social experiments, zines, clothing, installations, and interactive video created along with their brother Samuel.



Dorsch Gallery is also sponsoring gallery artist Kyle Trowbridge‘s special project, Untitled Rant, installed on the exterior facade of The Ice Palace.

“What began as a result of contemplating the effect of my own artwork on the general public quickly grew into a critique of the patrons and very institutions that were fostering this work. The critique did not end with the art but instead began with the wall it hangs on. It travels through the galleries, museums, art fairs, collectors, secondary markets, and auction houses. Sometimes it is not until we put things to words and speak them aloud, are we finally able to see what underlies the slick, glossy vernacular of art and its complex. I relish in the fact that so many questions can arise from one simple statement and shake the very foundation of my livelihood.”


Alan Rath has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and uses it to make artwork in the form of robots, throbbers, counters, and digital video sculptures.

“I’ve always believed that sculptures should do something; they shouldn’t just sit there. I like feathers as a material since they do things I can do with no other material. I like microprocessors for the same reason; with them I can do things which can be accomplished no other way. I’ve been working with microprocessors for about 30 years, and feathers for half that time.”


THIS END UP is a West Collection project designed to continue supporting unrepresented artists with exhibition opportunities and sales.

THIS END UP shows curated traveling exhibitions in a mobile gallery that is built as a massive fine-art shipping crate. One side of the crate is a retractable glass wall that allows visitors to walk into a gallery space where twelve new artists from Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Chicago are showing together in an exhibition about urbanism.

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