Starker Auftritt!/Stepping into the Limelight!
GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
March 28 – September 29, 2013
Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Kim Bruce gratefully acknowledges the grant support from the A.F.A. to produce the work in the Heels series.

Step Lightly, Cast encasutic, pins & needles,vintage dressmaker pattern, 5″ x 2.5″ x 7.5″

The Grassi museum presents: Over a 100 fascinating and surprising footwear creations from around the world. The selection shows the architecture in miniature shoes, shoes with socio- critical potential, with historical referenced shoes or shoes that are not obvious at first glance. The exhibition is complemented by photos and videos of shoe performances.

World renowned artists, architects and designers such as Keith Haring and Zaha Hadid have rediscovered the shoe itself. They present the amazing and bizarre, and provide a variety of aesthetic and cultural aspects. The range of materials used is far reaching: futuristic high-tech fabrics, ceramics, wood, glass, elephant dung, paper and of course leather and fabric were used as the starting material. Portable or not? The original and ingenious designs are unlimited. It’s all about the shoe as an art form, to be reshaped as sculpture.

(. An exhibition in cooperation with the Dutch Liza Snook It operates a virtual shoe museum: ) Kim’s listing at the Virtual Shoe Museum

2013 Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design. 28.03. bis

Media Coverage
Tages Schau – “Strong performance” in stylish offenders
Mittags | Magazin -Strong performance
High Heels im Grassi-Museum (Video)


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  1. Hi Kim,

    What a great-looking exhibition. Your work enhances and fits in beautifully. Congratulations on a step up in your career!


    1. Thanks Verna. I happy to be apart of this exhibit and equally happy it’s six months long. It will make up for a slow year exhibition wise.

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