Investigating black digital art in this way is something Bolanle Tajudeen has achieved before. Not only in the unveiling of the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture, but also in the group’s social media account and Bolanle’s other projects such as the Hammersmith BID digital exhibition, which ran during October.
The exhibition Bolanie curated, entitled What Does Black Art Mean to You? was located in Lyric Square in London. Within the square, a large screen showcased the works of black artists to highlight how “black artistic and creative culture is embedded in the fabric of British society”. With works from the photographer Sadé Elufowoju to the spoken word performer Tanaka Fuego, the exhibition featured a range of black creatives, who shared their thoughts and appreciation of black art. The use of the digital not only allowed a variety of artforms to be displayed, but also allowed the exhibition to be displayed outside, furthering her school’s aim of increasing the accessibility of the artwork.