From Nov 17th to Dec 14th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new window exhibition: “開 門 ( Open )” by Vancouver-based artist Angela Lai. The installation is a site-specific piece that utilizes discarded material from garments that have history from the artist's family, and relate to Chinatown. At the exhibition, the materials are arranged and pieced together to form a three-dimensional portrait of the neighborhood.
To celebrate the author's debut novel, and understand more about her inspirations to write a feminist novel set across the South-African apartheid's political atmosphere, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews Colleen van Niekerk for Massy Books, interrogating why oppressive norms still exist throughout the 21st Century's political environment - and how literature can (re)establish a place of imagination against oppressive cultural scenarios.
On Friday, Dec 10th at 7pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Neil Surkan for the launch of his sophomore poetry collection, "Unbecoming" (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press). Neil will be joined by special guests Adèle Barclay, Kyla Jamieson, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Kirby – in an intimate reading session to celebrate poetry and literature. The …
Dec 21st - Feb 24th, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Laiwan. In collaboration with City of Vancouver biologist Angela Danyluk, "How Water Remembers" is a project that explores the path of water and future rising sea levels, with a relation to cultural stories.
On Tuesday, Dec 21 at 6pm, Massy Arts celebrates Mike Alexander's new painting show by holding an in-person opening night for "We Are the Land, We Are the Water". At the gallery, the artist will comment on his creative process, most current themes, and address audience's questions on an intimate celebration of his artistic exploration.