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CFP: UAAC (Universities Art Association of Canada) Conference Session on Urban Art Hotels,

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Posted by: Universities Art Association of Canada
Deadline: Fri, May 31st, 2019

Call For Papers: UAAC (Universities Art Association of Canada) Conference Session on Urban Art Hotels, Quebec City, Canada, October 24-27, 2019

Urban Art Hotels: Sites of Cultural Production, Performance and Installation 

From the mid twentieth century onward artists have lived, worked and socialized in hotel buildings including the Chelsea Hotel in New York and the Beat Hotel in Paris, France. In more contemporary times artists have designed interiors for the Ace Hotels in Portland, New York and London, and the Gladstone Hotel and the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Alongside these building re-adaptations, artists have created conceptual, photographic and performance works that feature urban hotels as context, content and narrative. Examples include Alighiero Boetti’s, One Hotel, Kabul (1971-1977) later documented in films and installations by Mario Garcia Torres (ca. 2006-2013), Sophie Calle’s The Hotel (1983) and more recently Banksy’s The Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem, Palestine (ca. 2017). This panel invites proposals that examine hotel buildings as sites of cultural production, performance and installation from the 1950s to the present day. Of particular interest are papers that assess artists who engage in, reimagine and/or redress the histories, meanings and functions of hotels within and across urban localities. 

Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference. 

Submissions must include the name of the applicant, the applicant’s email address, the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank, the title of the proposal, a proposal (300 words maximum), and a brief biography (150 words maximum). Submissions must be emailed to the chair using the Call for Papers form available at:

Chair: Michelle Veitch, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019

For more information on the UAAC conference, please visit:

Contact info: Michelle Veitch



Posted on Mon, May 20th, 2019
Expires on Fri, May 31st, 2019

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