BAM Calls on Local Artists to Go Incognito


  • Liu Bolin/Boise Art Museum
Chinese artist Liu Bolin has achieved fame the world over for disappearing into his art. His exhibition, Liu Bolin: Hiding in the City, is coming to Boise Art Museum opens Jan. 31. The artist himself will appear at the art museum on Jan. 30.

His paintings and performance art feature Bolin painting himself in picture-perfect camouflage, where he melds seamlessly into ordinary settings—and makes profound statements about the individual's role in society. 

In conjunction with Bolin's exhibit, BAM is calling on Treasure Valley designers to follow in his footsteps by selecting a location and use illusionistic or trope l'oeil effects to create a garment that, like Bolin, hides in plain sight. The first 30 entrants will compete at BAM's Art of Fashion Show: Incognito on Saturday, April 25.

Garments must be sewn and wearable on a runway. Teams may have as many as three participants, including the model, who must be 18 or older. Final work must be submitted to BAM by Monday, April 20.

To enter, complete the contest entry form online and submit the $35 entry fee to BAM or call BAM Education at 208-345-8330, Ext. 21. For more information, check out the contest's website.