Summer Lit Series | “Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History” Sunday, July 21, 2024 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

July 21, 2024
Experience Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History through the written word. This event features performances by local writers Ayokunle Falomo and Miranda Ramírez, inspired by the exhibition.

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About the Speakers
Ayokunle Falomo is a Nigerian American storyteller whose mission is to use his pen as a shovel to unearth what makes us human. He is the author of kin.DREAD and thread, this wordweaver must! Falomo’s work has been featured in publications such as Local Houston Magazine, Glass Mountain, the New York Times, and the Houston Chronicle. His performances have graced stages including TEDxHouston and other venues across and beyond Texas.

Miranda Ramírez is a multidisciplinary artist; writer; founder and director of Defunkt Press; and literary columnist for Public Poetry. Ramírez has been featured in Atticus Review, Coffin Bell, Cowboy Jamboree, Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century, and St. Lucy Books’ forthcoming compendium Double Feature. She holds an MFA in writing, editing, and publishing from Sam Houston State University and is the Betsy Writer’s Room Artist-in-Residence for July 2024.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

“Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History” has been co-organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/Paris/Lausanne, and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing/Shanghai, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Major support is provided by: 
Bobbie Nau

Additional support is provided by:
Matthew Marks Gallery
Anne Levy Charitable Trust
Jereann and Holland Chaney
Joan Morgenstern

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