Black History Month: Bolanle Art Lecture
Thursday 15 October 2020, 7pm - 9pm
Black History Month
Art, Hair & Black Identity
Black hair remains one of the most discursive topics of Black identity, this session will look at how artists such as Sola Olulode, Lorna Simpson, and Jade Adeyemi have sought to highlight issues of Black beauty and hair discriminations within a variety of art mediums and installations.
Bolanle Tajudeen (she/her) is the founder of Black Blossoms - an expanded curatorial platform showcasing contemporary Black women and non-binary artists since 2015. In 2020 Bolanle launched the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture, an online learning platform decolonizing art education. Bolanle is also the lead tutor of Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic; an in-depth course delving into the historic and contemporary practices of Black woman artists, lecturers have been delivered at Tate, Central Saint Martins and the Southbank with the course receiving national and international press.
Lorna Simpson: Wigs II, 1994-2006.