Installation view, Brucennial 2010: Miseducation (image courtesy of The New York Times)
Thought you missed your chance to see what the artist group known as the Bruce High Quality Foundation claims to be “the most important survey of contemporary art in the world. Ever.”? Fear not – the Brucennial 2010: Miseducation has been extended until May 22.
The exhibition’s opening in February was greeted with snow, but visitors were not deterred by the weather, and the entry line extended far beyond the block. Boasting to exhibit 420 artists from 911 countries working in 666 disciplines, the Brucennial 2010 is not to be missed. The BHQF, as they are called, were a highlight in this year’s Whitney Biennial. Their video installation piece entitled “We Like America and America Likes Us” featured a 22-minute video projected onto the hood of a white hearse.
Along with celebrated artists the likes of David Salle, Francesco Clemente, Ron Gorchov, George Condo, Donald Baechler, James Nares, Rita Ackermann, and Julian Schnabel, hang works by younger artists without privileged connections. To make sense of the chaos, use, as your map, Hyperallergic’s piece-by-piece guide to the works in the exhibition.
More text and images after the jump…
Viewers at the opening of Brucennial 2010 (image courtesy of Art in America)
Despite the crowded nature of the installation, there is an accessible feel to the works on display. According to Art in America’s Catherine Kron,”the Brucennial should be considered a serious curatorial gesture . . . . the works by younger artists evince a pronounced DIY ethos . . . . Notably absent are the utopian (or distopian) polished surfaces of Minimalism, or the Banks Violette. The prevailing aesthetic is Maximalism, or junkshop, as the works compete for visibility.”
– J. Lindblad
Exhibition Website [The Bruce High Quality Foundation]
The Brucennial: Piece By Piece [Hyperallergic]
Who Needs the Whitney? They Have Their Own Show [New York Times]
Inside/Outside at the Brucennial [Art in America]
Diary of An Art Star: Reverend Jen at the Brucennial 2010 [Art Net]
Forget the Biennial, 2010 is All About The Brucennial [The L Magazine]