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Dean Baldwin Lew, Mixed Drinks, MOCA Toronto, 2022. Photo: MOCA Toronto.

Dean Baldwin Lew

Mixed Drinks

October 25, 2022
— January 8, 2023

MOCA recently published Mixed Drinks, a petite publication developed by Montreal-based artist Dean Baldwin Lew.

This “recipe” book was created in response to MOCA’s current installation, untitled 2013 (thomas demand’s here) by Rirkrit Tiravanija, an active karaoke bar that is a part of MOCA’s current exhibition, Thomas Demand HOUSE OF CARD. The book showcases a series of mixed drinks from over 50 local and international artists, including “recipes” from exhibiting artists Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thomas Demand, Martin Boyce, and Kelly Jazvac.

Dean’s playful intervention adds a roster of “favourite/alternative” drinks proposed by a broad art community that Dean/MOCA/Rirkrit hold a relationship with.

About the Artist

Dean Baldwin Lew gambols across installation, social practice, and photographic media. Among other mixed roots, he is descended from the Chinese bachelor society of turn-of-the-century Toronto and is the current generation of an unbroken line of family restaurateurs. As such, he iterates on themes of hospitality, conviviality, performative still-life, and the structural discrepancies around which we pivot.
He lives in Montréal; he makes wine.


Abbas Akhavan
Aman Sandhu
Brandon A. Dalmer
Bridget Moser
Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff
Callum Schuster
Cameron Lee
Can Altay
Caroline Monnet
Celia Perrin Sidarous and Maxime Juneau
David Armstrong VI
David Liss
Dean Baldwin Lew
Debashis Sinha
Diane Borsato
Eleanor King
Gabrielle Gillott
Guillaume Adjutor Provost

Jamie Ross
Jason Lujan
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino
Jeon-Heon Bae 배종헌
Jon Sasaki
Joni Cheung (Snack Witch)
Joseph Tisiga

Karen Kraven
Katie Bethune-Leaman
Kelly Jazvac
Kristan Horton
LEISURE (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley)
Lili Huston-Herterich
Maria Simmons
Martin Boyce
Mégane Voghell
Michel de Broin
Nadège Grebmeier Forget

Oliver Husain
Peanut Brittle
Popsy Johnstone
Radames “Juni” Figueroa
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Ryan Gander and Simon Turnbull
Scott Benesiinaabandan
Scott Rogers
Stephanie Comilang
Thomas Demand
Ulysses Castellanos
Vanessa Maltese
Vera Frenkel
Walter Scott
Yuula Benivolski

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