SAD Mag is an independent Vancouver publication featuring stories, art, and design. Founded in 2009, we publish contemporary and emerging artists AND WRITERS with a focus on inclusivity of voices and views.
“Yes, a lot of artists have suffered from mental health issues. Guess what? Same goes for economists and dentists and stay-at-home parents. My work improved exponentially once I started taking my mental health seriously and learned how to manage my depression. Here are some of the things that worked for me, and might work for you.”
February marks Black History Month, and there are a bevy of events all over Vancouver to celebrate, acknowledge, learn from, and party with the work, creativity, and artistry of black folks in Vancouver, past, present, and future. Check out our (non-exhaustive) listings.
Recently we were made aware that one of our contributors to the Green issue has been identified online as a “TERF” or (trans-exclusionary radical feminist). We were not aware of their views when we accepted their pitch, and we regret the oversight. We strive to be allies to transfolk, and we recognize that the inclusion of this contributor was troubling to many of our writers and staff.
The New Year began with a set of intense Lunar events: an Eclipse of the Sun at the New Moon in Capricorn, and then a Lunar Eclipse in Leo, which was also a Blood Moon. Exiting this energy, we are now in a time of flow and expansion after we were asked to get cozy with ourselves and our shadow. This release of energy might feel like a more honest New Year than January 1st.
January’s Featured Artist mix is finally here! After a nice, lengthy holiday break, we’re ready for more. “It took me longer than usual to curate this playlist, maybe because I kept getting lost in the strange landscape of both Taby’s image and my ever-changing perception of it.”
When Casanova “makes the spectator aware that he is watching a film,” he uses this tool to both explore the boundaries of the medium, and to call to question the ethics of a white Western filmmaker documenting the lives of people of colour from developing nations.
10 Years of Tears For Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, directors of molo design, space shapes our lives and creates the borders and contexts in which we live. The designers’ pieces reflect our need for flexibility in our home and public spaces.
I would say my aesthetic draws towards a more awkward and odd type of imagery. Definitely not what mainstream media would consider beautiful. I focus on difference, photographing people who do not adhere to the stereotype of beauty.