The Bruce High Quality Foundation Returns to New York
May 24, 2019 - Annie Armstrong
Known for its irreverence, anonymity, and unrelenting impishness, the Bruce High Quality Foundation has resurfaced with its first show in three years, a solo outing titled “The End of Western Art” that is on view at ACA Galleries in New York through June 21.
The last time we heard from the collective of Bruces, as they’re called, was back in 2017, when their free, unaccredited art school, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, was closing after eight years of outside-the-box arts education. Fittingly, this new show could be seen as an art history class of a kind: each BHQF work is presented alongside a piece by an artist to which it alludes. Names on the guest list include Pablo Picasso, Chaim Soutine, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Marcel Duchamp, and Joseph Cornell. One pairing is a chalkboard covered in frenetic scribbles with a Joseph Beuys readymade—an eraser—perched next to it. School is very much in session.Read More >>