Issue 76 (2017)
Earlier this week, the Korean boyband Bangtan Boys (BTS) won for Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Even if the Billboards are not your thing, you may have caught the super racist responses to their win on social media (like super racist.
Lido Pimienta is a Colombian born artist-curator and musician. Lido describes the central themes of her work as "the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular." Lido's work is the definition of multidisciplinary, going beyond visual arts in many directions.
Deep within the concrete vastness Torontonians call Etobicoke lives an unassuming shop at 668 The Queensway. On the outside, the shop is classically suburban with an array of noisy signs on a wide nameless window, but this shop hides a little-known secret.