From March 5-8, 2015, continuing with the momentum established during the successful Miami Beach edition 10th anniversary, the contemporary art fair PULSE will return to New York aiming to realize major sales as it did in Miami.

From Miami, only three galleries will be exhibiting, Emerson Dorsch showcasing Elisabeth Condon, ART LEXÏNG presenting Ye Hongxing, and Mindy Solomon Gallery showcasing Osamu Kobayashi.

Just like Leonardo Da Vinci famously said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," a characteristic of visual elegance and simplicity at the fair will be on place with 44 participating galleries showcasing more than 100 artists and the vast majority (80%) of exhibitors will be displaying three artists or less at their booths.

WUM NEWS U.K.–On view through March 1st 2015, at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts located in the beautiful campus of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K., is the exhibition entitled "REALITY" curated by artist Chris Stevens, which brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting with some of the best and most influential artists of the last sixty years.

On February 12 and 13, 2015 at 8PM, the Guggenheim Museum will present a live theater production entitled  Spiral Lamp Library, the culmination of Beijing-based artist Wang Jianwei’s first solo show in the U.S. which focused on the gathering and circulation of ideas within the museum that also included installation, painting and film.

As first reported this week on Marketplace Business, you may be the exception [as a reader of this blog] but chances are that you have not attended opera, dance, theater or a museum, at least in the last week, because according to a recent brief– published this month by the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts entitled "The Arts and GDP"–  it says that "attendance continues to fall where 33% of adults report attending at least one of the above mentioned events in

In collaboration with Western Exhibitions [Chicago], the New York City-based Zieher Smith & Horton [New York] has announced participation next week in Art Rotterdam (February 5-8) with a presentation of works by Elijah Burgher, whose works will be also showcased in a solo exhibition with the Gallery in New York this Spring.

Art Rotterdam is mainly an European art fair with the majority of galleries hailing from the Netherlands and Belgium.

WUM NEWS L.A.–On Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 12PM, the Berlin-based independent curator & writer Marc LeBlanc will be leading a guided tour of the NADA members participating in Art Los Angeles Contemporary '15. 

LeBlanc, who is also a consultant of contemporary art has presented exhibitions that include: Richard Parker (2014) at Michael Thibault Gallery in Los Angeles, Unfinished Season (2014) at Galerie Nagel+Draxler in Cologne, and Persistence Of Vision (2013) at Kavi Gupta in Berlin.

WUM NEWS L.A.–Only two Miami-based galleries known by their extraordinary forward-thinking vision, Fredric Snitzer & Spinello Projects will be participating this week at Art Los Angeles Contemporary '15 (January 29th-February 1st) at the cavernous Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 29th, 2015 from 7 to 9PM,  the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, will inaugurate the sixth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, ALAC  showcasing works from over 60 blue-chip and emerging galleries, hailing mostly from the United States and Europe. 

With FIAC postponing the launch of their LA edition to 2016, ALAC holds the top spot for the city’s art fairs.

Honoring the work of renowned Venezuelan Master Carlos Cruz-Díez, Venezuelan-born musician and conductor Gustavo Dudamel, chief conductor of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, has released today a new Wagner digital-only album [available on Amazon, iTunes, Qobuz and Google Play] that contains orchestral selections from Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle and Tristan und Isolde.

“Music after Wagner was never the same,” said Gustavo Dudamel.

With an Opening Reception scheduled for this coming Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 7 to 11PM, the Downtown Miami-based Dimensions Variable will inaugurate an exhibition entitled "Hither/Thereat" by Stavanger/NYC-based artist Margrethe Aanestad.

On view through March 23rd, 2015, the exhibition explores spacial relationships through form, color, material, space and by using various techniques on paper depicting a careful orchestration of found objects that reveal a sublime balance.