Archive for April, 2014


  • Modern Art and the Boise Bicycle Project

    April 30th, 2014 by Michal

    Final 2ndfloor 2Only three days left until Modern Art 2014 and things are heating up. This year we are please to be included in “24 Bicycles in 24 Hours” sponsored by the Boise Bicycle Project and Boise Gives. Their goal is to give 24 bicycles to 24 children who otherwise couldn’t afford one. The bike in our lobby is for Elma, age 8, who gave the Boise Bicycle Project a description of her dream bike, “pink and purple with a little basket.” You can help Elma by giving a donation to BBP in her name. BBP is a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling. BBP built the bike to her specifications and it’s adorable. If the donation threshold is reached it will be donated to Elma on the day of Modern Art.

    Speaking of which, below is the map of rooms listing the artist who will occupy and transform them. From what we’ve seen so far it is going to be a banner year.

    Artists on the 1st Floor

    Artists on the 2nd Floor


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  • Modern Art Countdown

    April 22nd, 2014 by Michal

    Only 10 days left before Modern Art. This week we’re featuring artist Ben Gin being interviewed by his alter ego KAOSEACE. That’s Kaos and Peace together. Ben will have a room at Modern Art again this year. No word yet as to whether KOASEACE will make an appearance. But the video is hysterical. So check it out.


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  • MA is Around the Corner

    April 15th, 2014 by Michal

    Modern Art 2014 is now only two weeks and two days away and the artists and their ‘artners are busy working on their projects for this year’s event.  Artists have now been assigned to all the rooms and outside spaces and we will post a map of the space assignments soon.  As we promised last week, here is a link to filmmaker Andy Lawless’ take on last years Modern Art.  We hope you enjoy it.

    Artists speak: Modern Art 2013 from Curators on Vimeo.

     


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  • Hello Modern Art Fans

    April 8th, 2014 by Michal

    Hello Modern Art Fans,

    Nearly every year filmmaker Andy Lawless has documented Modern Art and over time has produced a number of great videos that capture the flavor and quirky nature of the proceedings.  You can watch his work and those of other artists at our Vimeo channel:

    https://vimeo.com/channels/84270

    Next week we hope to have Andy’s newest piece documenting last year’s Modern Art.  Besides a good look at the art and spaces, it includes interviews with the artists who participated.  So, check us out next week for more of Andy’s fine work.

     


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  • Countdown to Modern Art 2014

    April 1st, 2014 by Michal

    It’s time to start the countdown to Modern Art 2014, happening this year on Thursday May 1st.  This year’s applicants

    Scott - Modern Art 2013

    Scott – Modern Art 2013

    were particularly strong so we are expecting an exciting show.  Last year’s Modern Art gave us everything from the sublime to the absurd and this year promises more art to inspire, amuse and confuse.  Over seventy artists will transform the rooms and outdoor spaces at the Modern Hotel into installations, galleries and performance spaces.  So come on down, there’ll be something for everyone: art, food trucks, cocktails, music and, cross your fingers, sunshine.

    This year’s entrants for Modern Art 2014 have proposed a wide array of fascinating ideas: a deconstructed car room, a flash dance ho-down, an ice fishing room and a living plant installation to name a few.  We will even have the first ever Modern Marathon in which an artist will attempt to run an entire 26-mile marathon IN PLACE on one of the balconies.  Bystanders will be encouraged to run next to him for as long as they feel is appropriate.  If you don’t feel like running you can grab a cocktail and watch.  Modern Art is always amusing.

     


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