MIXED BAG MAG IN OTTAWA: What’s Happening This Week!

While in Ottawa this summer to cover Sakahàn at the National Gallery I discovered  a lot about this city that I love so I decided I needed to spend more than a weekend and more than a week – why … Continue reading

TIME FOR RADICAL CHANGE: Sakahàn at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Tlingit / Aleut artist Nicholas Galanin (top right) with some of the kids of the Sakahàn Youth Camp. Sowing the seeds of change in programming for youth. All of us have a story or two about a moment that was magical … Continue reading

WORTH CAMPAIGNING FOR: Sexuality, Gender-Bending, the Freedom to Be Who You Are…

& The Freedom to WAACK wherever you want! Check WAACK REVOLT’s Indiegogo Campaign! It was a late night tweet from one of Toronto’s finest MP Kristyn Wong Tam that put MIXED BAG MAG onto this exuberant project – WAACK REVOLT … Continue reading

SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2013: Seeing as a Means to Understanding

Natalie Liconti, Untitled, 2012 for Learning to Look Exhibit “Exploring the photographic medium as a way of seeing, this year’s Festival theme, Field of Vision, frames a series of primary exhibitions and public installations.” What lies outside our own field … Continue reading

DANCE TO THE BEAT OF ANOTHER DRUM: At Harbourfront Centre & The Power Plant this Weekend

The best from China. The best from Canada. In Toronto. The most magical space that joins us all in some deep and ancient place is dance – the mysteriousness of a beat and where it takes our hearts, and minds … Continue reading

CRITICAL DIALOGUES: The OAC & OAAG Create a Space for Discourse on Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Curating

KW | AG’s Senior Curator Crystal Mowry sharing what gets her thinking about cultural institutions and the manifestation of nostalgia. 21st Century art spaces need to reflect the diverse cultural values of Canada. As we demographically shift as a country … Continue reading

AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE: Digging Down into the Layers of Institutional Information

Back from the Nation’s Capital! The one thing I love about living above the 49th parallel is the experience of seasons. Although the fall represents the dying away of the fruits of summer and points towards the contemplative mood of … Continue reading