What do innovation, location and contemporary art have in common this spring in Boston? The Envoy, part of the Autograph Collection and Boston’s newest waterfront hotel, partners with the Institute of Contemporary Art for the current exhibition of Walid Raad. As the official hotel sponsor for the exhibit, the Envoy is embracing the local arts community and offering a special package to visitors thru the length of the exhibit ( May 30th, 2016).
Walid Raad’s timely exhibition of photography, video, sculpture and performance art investigates the convergence of fact and fiction in historical reporting. The work has opened in Boston after a successful three month run at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). With the current political race a part of the nightly news, Raad’s work examines the layers of information and news bombarding the public from all directions and the methods for sifting through to try and arrive at the truth. Connections of politics, war, finance and culture are all intertwined. Lecture-performances by the artist will be an integral part of the gallery exhibit.
Art enthusiasts can take advantage of the collaboration package which starts at $499 and includes: overnight accommodation, tickets to the exhibition for 2 adults, breakfast, 2 specialty hand-crafted cocktails from the hotel’s Outlook Kitchen and Bar and valet parking.
The modern Envoy Hotel has it’s own unique collection of local art and matches the ICA’s outstanding skyline views of the Boston waterfront. As two pioneers leading the way in the emerging Innovation District of Boston, the Envoy Hotel is a natural fit with the ICA, which has been at the leading edge of Boston’s art scene for over 75 years.