The Bruce High Quality Foundation

ODE TO JOY: 2001-2013

Brooklyn Museum

JUL 22 - SEP 22, 2013

Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy

2009

Swimming pool, 1500 gallons of water, styrofoam, TV, stuffed animals, toys

60 x 144 x 144 inches (152.4 x 365.76 x 365.76 cm)

Drawing Jesus

Drawing Jesus

2008

Chromogenic photograph

33 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches (85.09 x 85.09 cm)

Public Education (Every Man Has His Own Part to Play)

Public Education (Every Man Has His Own Part to Play)

2012

Chalkboard, mixed media

48 x 96 x 3 inches (121.92 x 243.84 x 7.62 cm)

Public Education (Eddie Needs Help) (BHQF)

Public Education (Eddie Needs Help)

2010

Chalkboard, mixed media

48 x 192 x 3 inches (121.92 x 487.68 x 7.62 cm)

BHQF_0256

Self Portrait

2001-2011

Shadow Box, Mixed Media

15 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (39.37 x 44.45 x 8.89 cm)

BHQF_0832

Public Education (Eddie Needs Help)

2010

Chalkboard, Mixed Media

48 X 192 X 3 inches (121.92 x 487.68 x 7.62 cm)

 

Heaven Forbid

Heaven Forbid

2008

Black and white chromogenic photograph

29 x 22 1/2 inches (73.66 x 57.15 cm)

Thank You New York

Thank You New York

C-print

10 x 13 inches (25.4 x 7.62 cm)

Public Sculpture Tackle (Queen Elizabeth Monument)

Public Sculpture Tackle (Queen Elizabeth Monument)

2007

Chromogenic photograph

34 x 34 inches (86.36 x 86.36 cm)

Hooverville

2009

C-print

60 x 47 3/10  inches (152.4 x 120.142 cm)

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

2012

Silkscreen, acrylic paint on canvas

60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

BHQF_0168

The Bachelors of Avignon

2007

Chromogenic photograph

47 x 47 inches (119.38 x 119.38 cm)

Self Portrait (Studio)

Self Portrait (Dave)

2012

Silkscreen, acrylic paint on canvas

40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)

BHQF_GR_32.11.1

The Greek and Roman Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 32.11.1 

ca. 590 to 580 B.C. - 2013 C.E. 

Play dough on steel 

80 x 22 x 26 inches (203.2 x 55.88 x 66.04 cm)

Self Portrait

2013

Plaster bust, enamel paint, cigarette butt

16 x 8 x 6 inches (45.72 x 20.32 x 15.24 cm)

Self Portrait

2013

Plaster bust, enamel paint, cigarette butt

16 x 8 x 6 inches (45.72 x 20.32 x 15.24 cm)

BHQF_0167

Raft of the Medusa

2004

Chromogenic photograph

33 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches (85.09 x 85.09 cm)

Press Release

Brooklyn Museum
2000 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013 brings together original works of photography, painting, sculpture, and video, along with key texts and documentation of previous site-specific projects. This exhibition of less than 17,000 works encompasses a range of the diverse practice of The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF), a group which aims to "invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring."

The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013 is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition will be open July 22 - September 22.