Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Joy Xiang is our new assistant editor.
Joy is a writer, poet, editor and arts organizer based in Toronto. Her diverse practices emphasize community and collaboration, and she is especially concerned with themes of migration, desire, material flows and internet nostalgia/futurity. Her MA thesis, completed at York University, questioned what a necessary “ethical aesthetics” in art could look like.
She has worked as an editor for re:asian, an online magazine for Canada- and US-based Asian makers, and Milkweed, a feminist erotic zine. Her first chapbook, cold blood (2017), uses cold-blooded creatures as a metaphor for the creative and survival-focused adaptability of immigrants. She has held positions at the Blackwood Gallery, Art Canada Institute, Mercer Union and Vtape, and is currently project coordinator for Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue’s project Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House, which opens in Philadelphia in October, 2019.
Joy was Canadian Art’s editorial resident in Spring 2019 and her work at Canadian Art has included writing on a range of topics, as well as editing critical reviews, interviews and feature stories.