Today I had the chance to stop by the VIP Private Preview (thanks to my friend Defne) of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair.
In its fourth year, Pulse is NYC's largest art fair dedicated to contemporary art.
I found the show to be manageable in terms of size (just getting warmed up for the frenzy that will be the Armory Show) and utterly walkable.
The work of Montreal based artist, Adad Hannah, caught my eye. He primarily works with video and photography and two of his recent projects All is Vanity and Prado Project are on view at Pulse. Hannah strips video of movement and sound, video's basic elements. Upon first glance they read as photographs, but closer inspection reveals people "frozen" in action. I was personally drawn to the Prado series because they incorporated and played off of other famous works like Velazquez's Las Meninas and because the Prado happens to be one of my favorite museums.
Check out the show if you have a chance!
Pier 40, 353 West Street at West Houston
$20 for general admission
$15 for students/seniors.