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Gallery Exhibition / “開 門 ( Open )” by Angela Lai

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.

Book Launch / Beauty, Politics, Poetics: Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon in Conversation

On Nov 18th (Thursday), at 6pm, join Massy Arts in a literary double-launch: Beauty, Politics, Poetics: Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon in Conversation. At the event, Marguerite Pigeon's "The Endless Garment" (2021, Wolsak & Wynn) and Rahat Kurd's "The City that is Leaving Forever" (2021, Talon) will be introduced to the audience in an intimate conversation about their works and artistic processes.

First Look / Yana Stainova + Sonorous Worlds

Massy Books invited Yana Stainova to write an exclusive introduction to our readers - presenting an excerpt from the book, kindly presented by the University of Michigan Press.

Book Launch / Livestream Performance of Betsy Warland’s Bloodroot

Join Massy Books, Massy Arts and Betsy Warland – one of Canada's leading feminist writers, and acclaimed author of poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric prose – for the performance launch of a new edition of Warland's classic memoir, "Bloodroot: Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss" (2021, Inanna Publications).

Book Launch / Avenue of Champions: Conor Kerr In Conversation with Molly Cross-Blanchard

On Friday, Nov 26th at 6:30PM, join Massy Arts and Massy Books for the in-person launch of "Avenue of Champions", a novel by Métis/Ukrainian educator, and writer Conor Kerr. At the occasion, the author will be joined by poet Molly Cross-Blanchard for a conversation about the inventive style of the title, the author's writing process, the connection of Indigenous Peoples to the land, and the permanence of culture, language and ceremony as a form of resistance to displacement.

Book Launch / Mischief Making by Nicola Levell

On Tuesday, Nov 30th at 6:00PM, join Massy Arts and Massy Books for the in-person launch of “Mischief Making: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Art, and the Seriousness of Play” by Nicola Levell, an illustrated exploration of the art of Indigneous award-winning visual artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.

Closing Reception / Delaney Yvonne + Angela Lai

On Thursday, Dec 9th from 6pm to 8pm, join Massy Arts for the in-person closing reception of our new exhibitions: “Moves” by painter and illustrator Delaney Yvonne; and “開 門 ( Open )” by installation artist Angela Lai.

Book Launch / Unbecoming by Neil Surkan

On Dec 10th (Friday) at 7pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Neil Surkan in the launch of his sophomore poetry collection, "Unbecoming" (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press). The author will be joined by special guests Adèle Barclay, Kyla Jamieson, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Kirby.