The Cohen Gallery at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts presents an exhibition by The Bruce High Quality Foundation. "Freedom" will run from Thursday, May 2, to Monday, June 3, 2013. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will lead an invited student workshop and give a public talk on May 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Martinos Auditorium.
"Freedom" will include 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and mixed media works by the Bruce High Quality Foundation selected from a private collection and exhibited courtesy of the Cohen Gallery. As well as works from a private collection the exhibition will also include a re make of the Limousine used in The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s month long tour ‘Teach 4 Amerika’ in which they visited art schools nationwide questioning the future of arts education.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with texts by Richard Fishman, Joachim Pissarro, Sandy Heller and The Bruce High Quality Foundation.
Bruce High Quality
The Bruce High Quality Foundation creates installations, videos, paintings, sculptures, performances, and institutions that reveal their collective creative agency within the seemingly monolithic forces of art and social history.
In June 2013, a retrospective of BHQF's work will open at The Brooklyn Museum, titled Ode to Joy, 2001 - 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include "The Transubstantial Bruce" at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, 2013; "Art History with Labor" at the Lever House Art Collection, New York, 2012; "The Raft of the Medusa / Le Radeau de la Méduse" at Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 2012; "Argumenta" at the Venice Biennale, 2011; "The Retrospective: 2001 - 2010" at Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, 2010; and "Happy Endings" during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2009. In 2010 BHQF was included in "Greater New York" at MoMA PS1, and in the Whitney Biennial, while simultaneously hosting "The Brucennial", an invitational exhibition including over 300 artists. In 2012, BHQF presented the most extensive "Brucennial" to date, including over 450 artists.
BHQF founded The Bruce High Quality Foundation University in downtown Manhattan in 2009, a learning experiment that proposes an alternative to the traditional art school format. In 2011, BHQF embarked on a month-long tour, "Teach 4 Amerika", visiting art schools around the country and questioning the future of arts education.
The Cohen Gallery is located in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 401-863-1934.