August marks the peak of summer – before you need to drag yourself out of summer vacay mode and face the realities of upcoming month – and Toronto promises to keep you entertained. Take a look at top five events in the … Read More
Here are five+1 events that we will be attending in the city this month, and we hope you can come out to some of these as well~ — 04: P40 Talkerative: Zine + Button Making What better way to start the … Read More
VOLUME 2 EXCERPTS
We love poetry that that recognizes form, voice and language as powerful forms of presence.
Surprise us. We love prose that deviates from our expectations.
We are interested in art that is responsive to our cultural identities, art that speaks of our place within the contemporary art realm.
We're particularly interested in literature and art reviews about Asian writers and artists.
LooseLeaf is a bi-annual Asian Canadian Arts Magazine based in Toronto. that features content produced by pan-Asian (we focus on South, South-East, East, Mixed) creators such as visual arts, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reviews, artists and culture.
What does it mean to be an Asian Creator in a Canadian context?
The Asian experience is incredibly diverse in Canada. There is a spectrum of immigration, local and diasporic narratives, and a range of dwellers from born-and-raised Canadians, to internationals and transnational residents. We are interested in “representation that reflects me and us, but what are the implications of ‘I’/’We'”?
Its inception is the result of our desire to build a place for Asian.Canadian (emerging) artists to publish, and a platform to embolden and make visible the Asian.Canadian artist community.
We recognize that Canadian Art often carries an implied whiteness, both structural and representational. We are here to shift that implication. We want to reach young Asian.Canadian adults who have abandoned the arts for various reasons.
We want to be present as Asian.Canadian artists in Canadian.Global art.
If you are an Asian-identifying creator in traditional or non-traditional forms, please send us your work!
LooseLeaf is an Arts magazine produced by the Project 40 Collective.