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Accommodation and Venue

Accommodation

Best Western Plus Uptown

205 Kingsway (2 blocks from the conference venue)
Transit: from Canada Line, take bus 9 or 99 heading East to Main and Broadway; from downtown, buses 3, 8, or 19 to Main and Broadway

 

Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre

711 West Broadway (close to Canada Line Skytrain Station)
Transit: from the hotel to the conference venue, take bus 9 or 99 heading East to Main and Broadway

 

For reservations, please click on the hotel name. For trip planning around Vancouver, please visit the British Columbia Transportation Authority TransLink website here.

 

Conference Venue

 The Western Front

303 East 8th Avenue

Transit: from Canada Line, take bus 9 or 99 heading East to Main and Broadway; from downtown, buses 3, 8, or 19 to Main and Broadway

 


 

The Western Front was founded in 1973 by eight artists (Martin Bartlett, Mo van Nostrand, Kate Craig, Henry Greenhow, Glenn Lewis, Eric Metcalfe, Michael Morris, Vincent Trasov) who wanted to create a space for the exploration and creation of new art forms. It quickly became a centre for poets, dancers, musicians and visual artists interested in exploration and interdisciplinary practices. As a focal point of experimental art practice through the 1970’s and 80’s, the Western Front, in connection with other centres like it, played a major role in the development of electronic and networked art forms in a national and international context.

Over its 43-year history the Western Front has promoted critical investigations into and surrounding interdisciplinary, media-based, anti-object, and ephemeral practices with particular attention to the contexts and economies in which art is produced. While general curatorial priorities have remained dedicated to these practices, the Western Front’s internal structure has continued to evolve and a number of distinct programs have been established and retired over the years including Performance Art, Movement Arts, Literary Arts and Front Magazine. The Western Front still continues to program events and exhibitions related to these genres, but no longer supports fully dedicated departments.

 

For more information about the conference venue and upcoming exhibitions, please click here.

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