Presented in collaboration with the Africa Center, this Writing Club welcomes writer and artist Ladan Osman to facilitate a writing workshop in response to selected works on view in New Photography 2023, an exhibition focusing on the vibrant art community flourishing in the port city of Lagos (Èkó)—commercial capital of Nigeria, and one of the most populous cities on the African continent. This workshop takes place online, via Zoom meeting.
Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden (2019), winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Whiting Award, and The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (2015), winner of the Sillerman Prize. Her work in film includes: The Ascendants, Sam Underground, and Sun of the Soil. These films have played in numerous festivals and were awarded an ECU Award for Best Independent Documentary and a Dikalo Award for Best Short Documentary, among other honors. Ladan lives in New York.
The Africa Center provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa. The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its diaspora, and the role of people of African descent in the world. Serving as a hub for the exchange of ideas related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration with individuals and institutions who share our values, the Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, advances thought, and empowers action around Africa’s global impact on our collective futures.
Register for Writing Club at Home on July 19, 2023.
Writing Club is part of the Artful Practices for Well-Being initiative, in which we seek to offer a space for connectedness and healing through art. At each session, a guest writer will introduce different works of art and offer a series of writing prompts. We offer a calm, supportive, and welcoming environment for anyone interested in writing in response to art in the company of fellow writing enthusiasts. Participants will have the option, but not obligation, to share some of their new work with others.
CART captioning will be available. ASL interpretation is available for public programs upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks’ notice. Please contact [email protected] to make a request for these accommodations.
Experience art through writing. At each session, a guest writer will introduce different works of art and offer a series of creative writing prompts. We offer a calm, supportive, and welcoming environment for anyone interested in writing in response to art in the company of fellow writing enthusiasts. Participants will have the option, but not obligation, to share some of their new work with others. Each month, the same session will be offered twice, once in MoMA’s galleries and once online via Zoom.
Writing Club is part of the initiative Artful Practices for Well-Being, which offers ideas for connectedness and healing through art.
Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of learning and engagement.
Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Leadership support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment, and Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Endowment.
Major funding is provided by the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, and the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund.
Additional support is provided by Gretchen Jordan.