Brucennial 2010 Opens In New York
The Bruce High Quality Foundation is looking to reshape the art world via a more democratic, DIY approach.
The Brucennial 2010 edition – titled “Miseducation” opened this week in New York. The art exhibit features work from a number of artists from around the world, and is, according to its modestly-worded press release, “the most important survey of contemporary art in the world, ever”.
The show is the product of the five-artist collective Bruce High Quality Foundation, focused on reshaping the art world via a more democratic, DIY approach – by placing some of its more visible functions, like education and the organizing of exhibitions, into artists’ hands. The real estate – the space itself – is on loan (we just don't want to call it a pop-up). The real estate on the walls is limited – when a new painting arrives, others are moved to make room for it. Neither first-come basis nor celebrity will secure an artist a better spot – representatives in the show include new and established artists side by side, with the more recognizable names including Julian Schnabel, among others. The exhibit's handler is Schabel's son, Vito Schnabel.