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Writing Club at Home: Aimee Meredith Cox on LaToya Ruby Frazier

July 26, 2024, 12:00 pm

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This session will draw on the Black Feminist themes across Frazier’s and Cox’s work and employ techniques such as conscious breathing, guided meditation, free form and structured writing, and movement.

Aimee Meredith Cox leads this Writing Club by putting her life’s work as an ethnographer, writer, dancer, and yogi in conversation with the work of LaToya Ruby Frazier on view in LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity. Inspired by this dialogue across practices, participants will be supported in developing rituals for accessing their own creativity and healing. This session will draw on the Black Feminist themes across Frazier’s and Cox’s work and employ techniques such as conscious breathing, guided meditation, free form and structured writing, and movement. Participants will work individually and as a collective to identify the sustainable practices they can take with them and incorporate into their daily lives as consistent acts of self-reclamation. This event takes place online, via Zoom meeting.

This session is part two of a three-part series conceived by Aimee Meredith Cox with the intention of exploring the relationship between art making and somatic practice as a generative process for collectively imagining and embodying new worlds. Part one took place in the spring of 2024 and focused on the work of Ja'Tovia Gary. Part three takes place in the fall of 2024 and will focus on the work of Otobong Nkanga

This series is a collaboration between the Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA.

Aimee Meredith Cox is an anthropologist, writer, movement artist, and critical ethnographer. She is currently an associate professor in the anthropology department at New York University following her appointment as an associate professor in the African American studies and anthropology departments at Yale University. Cox’s first monograph, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (2015), won the 2017 book award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, a 2016 Victor Turner Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing, and Honorable Mention from the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize. She is also the editor of the volume Gender: Space (2018). Cox performed and toured internationally with Ailey II and the Dance Theatre of Harlem and has choreographed performances as interventions in public and private spaces in Newark, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. Cox is also a yogi of many decades. Yoga is integral to her praxis and her overall research and pedagogical commitments. She leads yoga teacher trainings, as well as advanced study and continuing education workshops and retreats, around the globe.

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Register here for Writing Club on Friday, July 26, 12:00 pm ET.

Accessibility

CART captioning and. American Sign Language (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.

The Adobe Foundation is proud to support equity, learning, and creativity at MoMA.

Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major funding is provided by Volkswagen of America, the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund, and the Annual Education Fund.

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Writing Club at Home: Aimee Meredith Cox on LaToya Ruby Frazier

July 26, 2024, 12:00 pm

Online

Free, registration or RSVP required

Register

This session will draw on the Black Feminist themes across Frazier’s and Cox’s work and employ techniques such as conscious breathing, guided meditation, free form and structured writing, and movement.

Aimee Meredith Cox leads this Writing Club by putting her life’s work as an ethnographer, writer, dancer, and yogi in conversation with the work of LaToya Ruby Frazier on view in LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity. Inspired by this dialogue across practices, participants will be supported in developing rituals for accessing their own creativity and healing. This session will draw on the Black Feminist themes across Frazier’s and Cox’s work and employ techniques such as conscious breathing, guided meditation, free form and structured writing, and movement. Participants will work individually and as a collective to identify the sustainable practices they can take with them and incorporate into their daily lives as consistent acts of self-reclamation. This event takes place online, via Zoom meeting.

This session is part two of a three-part series conceived by Aimee Meredith Cox with the intention of exploring the relationship between art making and somatic practice as a generative process for collectively imagining and embodying new worlds. Part one took place in the spring of 2024 and focused on the work of Ja'Tovia Gary. Part three takes place in the fall of 2024 and will focus on the work of Otobong Nkanga

This series is a collaboration between the Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA.

Aimee Meredith Cox is an anthropologist, writer, movement artist, and critical ethnographer. She is currently an associate professor in the anthropology department at New York University following her appointment as an associate professor in the African American studies and anthropology departments at Yale University. Cox’s first monograph, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (2015), won the 2017 book award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, a 2016 Victor Turner Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing, and Honorable Mention from the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize. She is also the editor of the volume Gender: Space (2018). Cox performed and toured internationally with Ailey II and the Dance Theatre of Harlem and has choreographed performances as interventions in public and private spaces in Newark, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. Cox is also a yogi of many decades. Yoga is integral to her praxis and her overall research and pedagogical commitments. She leads yoga teacher trainings, as well as advanced study and continuing education workshops and retreats, around the globe.

Registration

Register here for Writing Club on Friday, July 26, 12:00 pm ET.

Accessibility

CART captioning and. American Sign Language (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.

The Adobe Foundation is proud to support equity, learning, and creativity at MoMA.

Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major funding is provided by Volkswagen of America, the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund, and the Annual Education Fund.

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