Pulse is one of the fairs I am always sure to go to. I don’t rush to it or rush through it because it is the fair where I find new artists—or more accurately artists new to me. While perusing the booths at Pulse I have found new favorite artists from around the world
Teresa Diehl springs readily to mind from a few years back. I did an interview with Diehl but the video was lost in an external hard drive crash. There was a brief video piece that ran. Be sure to keep an eye open. Her work is both beautiful and fraught with political meaning. She is an artist who puts herself in considerable danger to create her work. And I first discovered her at Pulse.
Another gallery you should be sure to pause at during Pulse is Adah Rose Gallery (based in Kensington, Md). They work with artists of a number contemporary art movements (and a number of media). But they specialize in text based pieces. Be sure to look them up at Pulse: they usually have something special.