Bruce High Quality Foundation: The End of Western Art

By February 6, 2019 May 18th, 2019 Current, Exhibition

BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION: THE END OF WESTERN ART

March 29 through June 14, 2019

Curated by

Mikaela Sardo Lamarche and Nemo Librizzi

In 1865 Rudolf Clausius said “the entropy of the universe tends to a maximum.” 53 years later Theodore Parker said “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” So vis-a-vis art history, your guess is as good as ours. — The Bruce High Quality Foundation

The Bruce High Quality Foundation is a Brooklyn-based artist group whose production includes subversive and often humorous art installations, live performance, film, and social sculpture. Taking its name from the fictional artist Bruce High Quality, who supposedly perished on September 11, 2001, the Foundation views 9/11 as a seminal moment in contemporary history; the ensuing wars and economic and cultural shifts are recurring concerns. Through its writings, original works of art, and free, unaccredited art school (The Bruce High Quality Foundation University), it attempts to democratize relationships between artist and public. The Foundation’s work often combines past, present, and future, blending fact and fiction in an attempt to encourage and reframe cultural discourse and, in its own words, to “invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring.”

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