This new four week course offers a vital introduction for anyone seeking an understanding of current and historical artistic practices by black women. By critically engaging with a range of relevant resources, including the displays at Tate Britain, we will explore the social and political issues that influence artistic practice today.
Participants will have the chance to reflect on the paucity of black women within cultural institutions in relation to wider questions concerning visibility and representation. We will investigate how black women have creatively challenged the status quo by radically intervening in institutions, as well as the DIY approaches adopted by many to ensure their voices are heard and remembered.
The course is led by curator and writer Bolanle Tajudeen, and requires no prior experience or knowledge.
The course will be led by Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms, an organisation supporting and highlighting black women artists. Black Blossoms hosts regular exhibitions, panels and screenings throughout the UK, and has been featured by the BBC, AFROPUNK, and gal-dem. In 2017, Bolanle co-curated and organised a touring exhibition of 31 black women and non-binary artists, which was listed as a must-see exhibition by A-N news. Bee is also a regular arts and cultural writer with bylines in Dazed and Prospect Magazine.