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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
25 Jun 22·12:00 PM

Saturday Session

Marina Roy on Abbas Akhavan

Abbas Akhavan, cast for a folly (installation detail), 2019, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. Photo: Johnna Arnold. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.

One Saturday each month, CAG invites a guest host to lead walkthroughs of our current exhibitions, offering their insights and response to the works on view. In June, we welcome Marina Roy to speak on the work of Abbas Akhavan.

No advance registration required for this event.


Marina Roy is a Vancouver-based artist and writer, and associate professor in visual art at the University of British Columbia. She works across a variety of media— drawing, painting, sculpture, video, and animation. Her artwork investigates the grotesque, at the intersection of language, image, and materiality, and her research interests include ecology, post humanism, psychoanalysis, and biopolitics. In 2001 she published sign after the x (Arsenal/Artspeak); her newest book Queuejumping (Information Office) will come out later this year. In 2010 she was recipient of the VIVA art award.