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Massy Interviews / Colleen van Niekerk

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.

Massy Interviews / Neil Surkan

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 …

Massy Interviews / Golrokh Nafisi

To understand more about Golrokh Nafisi’s artistic process, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed the author for Massy Books, investigating the realms of sorrow - and how to extract knowledge from it.

Massy Interviews / Laiwan

To celebrate "How Water Remembers" by Laiwan, and understand more about the extension of the project, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews Laiwan for Massy Arts, questioning art made on the borders of history, biology, and politics.

Gallery Exhibition / “How Water Remembers” by Laiwan

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.

Gallery Exhibition / “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” by Mike Alexander

From Dec 21st to Feb 24th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new show by emerging Anishinaabe visual artist and writer Mike Alexander. “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” is a visual investigation of a quiet search amongst the rubble of colonization, and showcases ten new pieces by the artist.

Massy Interviews / Mike Alexander

To celebrate "We Are the Land, We Are the Water”, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed Alexander for Massy Arts, investigating the themes around the painter's artwork, and his earnest attempts to discover forgotten pages of Canadian history.

Massy Interviews / Jessica Hernandez

To understand more about Jessica Hernandez’s research, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed the author for Massy Books, investigating the feeling of wandering on Earth as an unwelcome guest, and science's responsibility towards ancestry.

Massy Interviews / Brianna Ferguson

To celebrate Brianna Ferguson’s debut launch, Massy Books interviews the author on what it means to write nihilist poetry - and how it feels for an emerging artist to go through the publication process.

Massy Interviews / Pippa Cherniavsky

To celebrate Pippa Cherniavsky’s process and research, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the artist for Massy Arts, debating multiple understandings of what home means - and how art can connect memory and belonging.