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At The Gallery / Oricha del Norte by Ruby Smith Díaz + Isha Adams

November 15th 2022 – January 12th 2023, Massy Arts will host, Oricha Del Norte, a new window exhibition organized by afro latina artist and educator Ruby Smith Díaz + queer Egyptian/East Indian artist Isha Adams that questions how displacement and enslavement change the ways in which African diaspora peoples honour their spirituality.

At The Gallery / A Wish To Voice by Nadia Alikashani, Darius Kian, Parvin Peivandi, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Ellie Fernandes, Yasaman Moussavi, and Elmira Sarreshtehdari

In face of the sinister global landscape that shapes our political, aesthetic, and symbolic worlds, Massy Arts hosts between Nov 15, 2022 and Jan 12, 2023 “A Wish To Voice”, a group show curated by arts coordinator Rafael Zen with works by visual artists Nadia Alikashani, Darius Kian, Parvin Peivandi, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Ellie Fernandes, Yasaman Moussavi, and Elmira Sarreshtehdari.

Massy Interviews / Ruby Smith Díaz

To celebrate Oricha Del Norte, Rafael Zen interviews Díaz for Massy Arts, asking how displacement and enslavement change the ways in which African diaspora peoples honour their spirituality through art.

Conversing Through Time: MONUMENT by Manahil Bandukwala

On Wednesday, November 30 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and writer Manahil Bandukwala for the launch of MONUMENT (Brick Books). Considering alternative futures by charting linear time and geography, Bandukwala converses with Mughal Empress Mumtaz Mahal through this book, moving her legacy beyond the Taj Mahal.

Book Launch / Pistachios in my Pocket by Sareh Farmand

On Thursday, December 1 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and At Bay Press to celebrate the launch of Sareh Farmand’s new collection of poetry, Pistachios in my Pocket. Born in Tehran at the start of the Islamic Revolution, Farmand’s collection of poems and prose details her family's escape from Iran, their time in limbo and experience as first wave Iranians immigrants to Canada.

Opening Reception / A Wish To Voice

On Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm, join Massy Arts Society for the opening reception of A Wish To Voice, a new group show curated by arts coordinator Rafael Zen with works by visual artists Nadia Alikashani, Darius Kian, Parvin Peivandi, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Ellie Fernandes, Yasaman Moussavi, and Elmira Sarreshtehdari.

Anti-Carceral Day, Volume III: A Pop-Up Market Fundraiser

Join us on Sunday, December 4 from 12 - 5pm for Anti-Carceral Day, Volume III. This fundraiser for land defenders and abolitionist organizers, features folks from Solidarity Art Space, Defund 604 Network, #JusticeForJared, and Vancouver Prison Justice Day who will be selling Zines, stickers, art, shirts, hoodies, bandanas and more!

Reading Our Selves: An Evening of Identity Poetics

On Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and a collective of literary talents for Reading Our Selves:
An Evening of Identity Poetics featuring: Dallas Hunt, Natalie Lim, Catherine Lewis, Tolu Oloruntoba and Andrew French.

From receiving guidance from other-than-human relatives to the transience of diaspora to the “femme armour” of Asian bisexuality, this evening invites local talents to discuss the self-revalatory, mundane and celebrate it in the most poetic of ways--together.

Launch / PRISM international: Issue 61.1 SPIRIT

On Saturday, December 10 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and PRISM International for the launch of issue 61.1: SPIRIT. From childhood songs, the figures from dreams that speak in gibberish, and moments of déjà vu that feel like coming home, this issue asks writers what haunts them and what echoes are in their midst.

Massy Interviews / Phiroozeh Petigara

To celebrate the workshop BIPOC Reflect and Release 2022, Rafael Zen interviews Petigara for Massy Arts, investigating the importance of tenderness in healing.

Double Chapbook Launch with Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li + Kevin Spenst

On Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and 845 Press for the launch of two chapbooks Someday I Promise, I’ll Love You by Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li and A Video Tape Swaddled in Purple Wool by Kevin Spenst. Both pandemic time reflections, Li seeks to understand and recapture love and hope within a time of anxiety and rising anti-Asian racism, while Spenst's chapbook full of poems processes readings over zoom among many other things.