The Bruce High Quality Foundation.
Thank You New York, 2009.
Chromogenic print, 15 x 18½ in (38.1 x 47.0 cm).
Courtesy of The Bruce High Quality Foundation. Photograph courtesy of the Foundation.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF) ”is a learning experiment where artists work together to manifest creative, productive, resistant, useless, and demanding interactions between art and the world. ” The BHQF is a free art school that was established on September 11, 2001 in New York City to honor a fictitious sculptor, Bruce High Quality, who passed away during the attacks that day. 

From June 28 - September 22, 2013 the Brooklyn Museum will exhibit the BHQF’s first solo show, comprised of “less than 17,000 works encompassing a range of the diverse practice of The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF).” A video made by the BHQF announcing the exhibition is an appropriation of the original trailer for The Shining, and can be seen here. Gertrude highly recommends a visit to the exhibition. 

For more information about the Foundation, view a video of the BHQF speaking at the Creative Time Summit (2010) here.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013 is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

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