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Bruce High Quality Foundation

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Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, this project will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project’s developments.

January 13–March 20, 2010

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Bruce High Quality Foundation will work at Recess, staging a series of alternative free classes using Recess as a public forum for the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU). BHQFU defines itself as an unaccredited university where “students are teachers are administrators are staff… a university, a space for higher education and research, a community of scholars; an expansion of the BHQF practice to include more participants.” Visitors to Recess will witness “student” work in progress and, in some cases, join classes and performances.

Examples of classes at Recess include “Occult Shenanigans,” in which participants will create a map of the past, present, and future of the art world based on remote viewing; “The Artist at Work,” which will incorporate painting critiques into the filming and restaging of the Camus story by the same name; “BHQFU Detective Agency,” which will invite “agents” to take on investigative projects, focusing on the documentation of that process. These classes will use Recess as a studio, set, stage and lecture hall.

Session invites artists to use Recess’s public platform to combine productive studio space with dynamic exhibition opportunities. Sessions remain open to the public from the first day of the artist’s project through the last, encouraging sustained dialogue between artists and audiences. Due to the process-based nature of Session, projects undergo constant revision and the above proposal is subject to change.

About the artist

Bruce High Quality Foundation


The Bruce High Quality Foundation is an arts collective in Brooklyn, New York City, the United States, which was "created to foster an alternative to everything." The collective is made up of five to eight rotating and anonymous members, most or all of whom are Cooper Union graduates.




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