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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.

Massy Interviews / Esteban Pérez

To celebrate Pérez’s creative process and artistic research, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the artist for Massy Arts, questioning how walking practices mediated through art can establish a process of investigation about a city's unfinished aesthetics.

Gallery Exhibition / “Unfinished Marks” by Esteban Pérez

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.

Gallery Exhibition / “Home” by Pippa Cherniavsky

Feb 08 – Mar 31, Massy Arts will host a new window piece by Vancouver-based visual artist Pippa Cherniavsky. In her quilt installation entitled “Home”, the artist was inspired by the idea of this symbolic place or estate where souls are gathered.

CHASING THE POEM / A Virtual Workshop Marathon for Emerging Poets

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.

Massy Interviews / Nevada Christianson

To celebrate Nevada Christianson’s exhibition theme and contributions to the Métis community, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the artist for Massy Arts, investigating portraiture as both: homage and reconnection.

Book Launch / “Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists” by Nevada Christianson

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.

Massy Reads / On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film

Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts and UBC's Public Humanities Hub for the virtual event "Massy Reads / On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film", a conversation between authors Kyle Frackman, Ervin Malakaj, and Christopher Rea.

Massy Interviews / Cynthia Dewi Oka

To celebrate Cynthia Dewi Oka’s book launch, Hari Alluri interviews the author for Massy Books, discussing her process, reading again on these lands after 10 years, and the entwinement of care in art and political change.

Book Launch / “Fire Is Not a Country” by Cynthia Dewi Oka

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.