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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
16 Apr 23·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Rebecca Bair presents Yaa Gyasi

Online via Zoom

A portrait of Rebecca Bair. She is wearing earrings, a black long-sleeve shirt and is smiling.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist.


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 Rebecca Bair. Rebecca has chosen to read the novel Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Getting the texts

Homegoing is available for purchase in the CAG bookstore, at Massy Books and can also be found at the Vancouver Public Library.


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

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

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


Rebecca Bair is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver — the traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Her research aims to explore the possibilities of specific representation and of identity through abstraction and non-figuration. Bair uses multimedia approaches and Sun collaborations to illustrate her exploration of identity and intersectionality, through the lens of her own experience as a Black Woman on Turtle Island. Her artistic, professional and educational goals revolve around common themes of celebrating Black plurality, as well as enabling interpersonal and intercultural care, and her work acts as a vehicle through which the complexities of history and identity can be uncovered, redefined and expressed.