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Lubaina Himid Wins the 2017 Turner Prize

Posted in today in light of the 18th century by Editor on December 7, 2017


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Lubaina Himid, this year’s Turner Prize winner, engages various themes relevant to the eighteenth century—from porcelain to slavery to Hogarth—within the larger context of African diasporan contributions “to the richness and layering of European culture.” The work is on display at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull for a few more weeks.

Turner Prize 2017
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 26 September 2017 — 7 January 2018

Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is awarded by Tate to an artist who has exhibited outstanding work in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for 2017—Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi—will exhibit their work at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, from September with the overall winner announced in early December. Through genres such as portraiture, landscape and still life, the four artists explore how art is able to respond to political and social upheaval.

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