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.
Feb 08 – Mar 31, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by Ecuadorian visual artist Esteban Pérez. In the series of paintings entitled “Unfinished Marks”, the artist was inspired by walking practices that seeked, through the body, to learn about this place called Vancouver in its colonial statement.
From Tuesday, Feb 22, to Tuesday, Mar 15, Massy Arts and Massy Books host a virtual poetry workshop marathon for emerging writers, in four courses created by published Canadian poets to demystify poetry writing, to present useful writing prompts, to incite imagination, and to address political and linguistic points of view through poetic literature.
On Tuesday, March 1st at 5pm, join Massy Arts, and Métis artist Nevada Christianson for the in-person launch of her book: "Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists" (2022, Hemlock Press). The publication is a collection of digital illustrations that investigate portraiture as a form of activism to shine a light on inspiring members of the Indigenous community.
On Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and Canadian-Indonesian poet Cynthia Dewi Oka for the launch of her new book: "Fire Is Not a Country" (2021, Northwestern University Press). In her third collection, Oka dives into the implications of being parents, children, workers, and unwanted human beings under the savage reign of global capitalism and resurgent nativism.