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Date(s) - 12 Mar 2016 until 23 Apr 2016
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art


YORKposter-01YORK by Edmonton’s Sydney Lancaster and Marian Switzer

The private homes inside Edmonton’s infamous York Hotel are exposed in YORK, the latest exhibition from the Alternator. Once a central point of Edmonton’s urban core, the York Hotel was a bustling traveler’s hotel. It was shut down and scheduled for destruction in March 2010 as a part of efforts by the City of Edmonton to revitalize the area. In September 2011, Lancaster and Switzer took over three hundred photographs of the defunct space, exposing private worlds and telling fragmented stories of individuals who struggled to claim the space as their own. The series questions the displacement of low-income residents in the midst of gentrification.


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