In the lead-up to NYCxDesign, this weekend marks the opening of Frieze, NADA and Pulse art fairs in New York City. For art world regulars, it's one of the few chances to see thousands of examples of contemporary art in a single go. For others, it can be pretty overwhelming. With Frieze's takeover of Randall's Island and NADA holding court at Basketball City at Pier 36, Pulse on 18th street remains one of the few convenient venues to get to—it also happens to be one of the most well-curated.
If you're in the city and looking for a place to kick off your tour, we recommend dipping your feet at Pulse, where you can take in these highlights we spotted around this year's NYC fair and more.
Photographer Rune Guneriussen explores the intersection of interior and exterior spaces, decorating natural landscapes with domestic items and traditional lighting. Ethereal and occasionally haunting, several examples of his most recent series are on view at Galerie Waltman's booth.
Multimedia artist Alicia Ross utilizes embroidery to create captivating portraits of the female form with religious undertones and overt sexuality. Her series "Moral Fiber" is currently showing at Black & White Gallery's space.
Japanese-born artist Sohei Nishino creates his aptly named "Diorama Map" by walking around a city with a disposable camera, later arranging and pasting the results to create a textural, layered and rich urban portrait. Visit Michael Hoppen Gallery's booth to see Nishino's portrayal of Berlin and various other world cities.
With contributions from Hans Aschim and James Thorne; images by Cool Hunting and courtesy of the artists.