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Photo: Oto Gillen

159 Bleecker Street, at Thompson Street, Greenwich Village 

Through April 20

What is the Brucennial? The announcement on the Web site of its organizers, the anonymous members of the Bruce High Quality Foundationand Vito Schnabel, calls it: “The single most important art exhibition in the history of the world. Ever.” This impudent hyperbole leads you to wonder: Is the Brucennial 2012 (with its tag line “Harderer. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer.”) a joke? A madcap exercise in Relational Aesthetics? An Occupy-style protest against the New York art establishment and its carefully groomed exhibitions like the Whitney Biennial and the New Museum Triennial — both on view now?

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