‘Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic’ explores the voices that must be heard, celebrated, and understood
Art lovers, it’s time to go back to school. This October, the Tate will play host to a special course devoted to the creative works of black women.
Art in the age of Black Girl Magic will be led by Bolonle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms collective that has been celebrating and platforming the work of black women artists since 2015 through a series of exhibitions.
“This new four week course offers a vital introduction for anyone seeking an understanding of current and historical artistic practices by black women,” the Tate description reads. “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.”
Tajudeen made the announcement via Twitter yesterday evening (June 24) where she revealed she had been working on the course for six months.
In March, the curator was the victim of an art heist which meant she lost 20 pieces of art. At the time she told Dazed: “As a collection of black female artists beginning our careers, it is our intention to show the industry what we are capable of and we deserve to benefit from our own creativity and talent.”
Hopefully this new course will go some way to showing people the value of black women’s art and encourage a new generation of creators.
Art in the age of Black Girl Magic will take place every Friday between October 26 – November 16, find out how to join in here