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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission always free

Today's hours
12 pm - 6 pm
5 Jun 22·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Dana Qaddah presents Etel Adnan, Mona Saudi and Mahmoud Darwish

Online via Zoom

A photo of Dana Qaddah. Dana is seated in a chair wearing a green shirt and black pants. One of their arms is resting on the back of the chair.

Photo: Sahand Mohajer.


We are pleased to announce our latest installment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material.

This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by Dana Qaddah. Dana has chosen to read a selection of poetry: From There by Etel Adnan, The House as Casualty by Mahmoud Darwish, and So drunk am I with the night, the air, and the trees by Mona Saudi.

Dana Qaddah (b. Beirut, Lebanon) is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator currently based on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish territory. Qaddah’s practice uses archives of personal and itinerant cultural knowledge to traverse themes of Arab futurism and storytelling, while reflecting on the condition of being abstracted from the destruction of one’s own sense of self and place.

Getting the texts

Access to all of Dana’s CAG Reads selections will be provided upon registration.


Registration for this event is free, but limited. RSVP to secure your place here.

CART Captions

This event will be live captioned (CART). For more information please contact

ASL interpretation

ASL interpretation is available on request. Requests can be accommodated up to 5 days in advance. Please contact to book or for more information.