Amy Wong‘s performative artist talk, Angry Asian Feminist Loves Detox Soup, will be conceptualized around her mother Regina Wong’s recipe for Lok Dou Sa, a sweet mung bean detox soup. By framing artistic gesture as a means for detoxification, she will discuss various projects, highlighting an organic working process, and reflecting on how doing what one isn’t supposed to can be a cathartic point of departure. Drawing connections between painting, mixtape making, motherhood, social practice, and the founding of the group the Angry Asian Feminist Gang (AAFG), Wong will describe how expansiveness can destabilize conventional systems or ways of being.
The Art of Propagation
The Art of Propagation presents a monthly conversation about varied relationships between culture, food and social histories. The series features artists who broaden perspectives on art and culture through acts and projects of cultivation, fermentation and propagation.
The series will continue every second Wednesday of the month through March 2018 at Henderson Brewery, MOCA’s future neighbour on Sterling Rd.
Amy Wong is an oil painter who navigates mixtape culture to claim feminist space. Her practice ranges from painting-based installation to collaborative projects that explore the politics of making noise, and conditioning spaces that allow for thinking through together. She is the founder of the Angry Asian Feminist Gang (AAFG), a collective of Diaspora cultural producers dedicated to dialogue centered on Asian feminist concerns.
Henderson Brewing Co.
128A Sterling Rd
Henderson Brewing company is a locally owned, award winning, neighbourhood brewery in downtown Toronto. Founded in 2014, Henderson is all about celebrating the stories and culture of our city through the beers we brew.