PULSE Contemporary Art Fair's PULSE New York Presents Sean Fader's #WISHINGPELT, 5/8-11
Sean Fader's #WISHINGPELT returns, May 8-11 at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair's ninth edition of PULSE New York at The Metropolitan Pavilion. This make-a-wish interactive performance piece asks visitors to rub artist Sean Fader's chest hair while confiding their greatest wish to him. For the wish to come true, a photo capturing this moment must be hashtagged and uploaded to social media outlets with #wishingpelt.
Sean Fader is one of the only artists worldwide to use social media as the medium for his art. In so doing, he explores the transformative power of social media to actualize our interconnectivity, wants, and needs. Having held performances in Chicago at Defibrillator non-profit performance art gallery and in New York at SPRING/BREAK Art Show,#WISHINGPELT was selected as one of the feature presentations of PULSE Projects-PULSE Contemporary Art Fair's series of audience-engaging large-scale sculptures, installations, and performances.
Under the direction of Helen Toomer, newly appointed Director, PULSE presents a revitalized platform for discovering contemporary art and demonstrates its commitment to the exchange of ideas from pioneering and seasoned artists. Fader's May 2014 site-specific iteration of#WISHINGPELT-created specifically for PULSE-will feature elements which play with aspects of the commercial arena of the art fair and the greater art market. Visitors will photograph their experiences and post images and comments on Instagram with thehashtag #wishingpelt. An archive of these moments from past performances-a monument to the faithful who have experienced the mystery and magic of the pelt-appear at wishingpelt.com