Above: Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol. Photo Courtesy of Ventiko.​​
Above: Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol. Photo Courtesy of Ventiko.​​

Submissions in video and new media for PLAY will begin on Monday, July 2nd through Tuesday, September 4th and final selections will be announced in mid-September.


PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and returning curators Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol, Co-Founders and Directors of Project For Empty Space, announce this year’s theme for PLAY: A Violence” at Miami Beach 2018. PLAY is PULSE’s dedicated showcase for new media, serving as a platform at the fair to encourage discovery and discussion within the current digital realm.


The 2018 edition follows the success of the last two years’ open call for submissions, which combined, garnered over 1,000 applications. PLAY will again accept proposals for video and digital art, creating a diverse and dynamic range of works for review in consideration of the curatorial theme of “A Violence.” There are multiple ways to interpret and contextualize the idea of violence beyond its physical definition; this call asks artists to submit work that is oriented around a specific example of what this means to them. Contexts may include: an internalized violence, a trauma, a political violence, a societal violence, a systemic violence, an intimate violence, and more.


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 For Empty Space showcasing the 2018 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.


Submissions for PLAY will begin on Monday, July 2nd and accepted through Submittable. All submissions must include one video or new media piece running no longer than 10 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 Tuesday, September 4th and final selections will be announced in mid-September.


Submission Requirements:

  • Short Artist Bio (250 words)
  • Short Video Description (250 words)
  • Video link or direct upload to Submittable
  • Film still (300 dpi)
  • Videos may not exceed 10 mins
  • Submission Fee: $50

–       This fee goes to maintain the continuance of the PULSE PLAY program, which is not a commercial endeavor. To provide a productive experience for all applicants, the curators are happy to provide feedback to any artist who would like it following the announcement of selected participants.

–       Please note, currently PULSE PLAY is not able to accommodate video installations. Selected videos will be presented on a single channel projection at Project For Empty Space and during PULSE Miami 2018, during Art Basel Miami.

For further information about PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, please visit http://www.pulseartfair.com



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