Western Front showcases 40 years of experimental art

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In 1973, a group of eight artists bought a building in Mount Pleasant that once belonged to a secretive fraternity known as the “Knights of Pythia.” Their idea was to create a place where artists could live and create art. This resulted in the creation of Western Front, one of the oldest artist-run art spaces in Canada.

“Western Front sort of originated as a relationship between art and life that was quite fluid,” said Sarah Todd, curator of the media arts program at the Front.

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