Artist Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Artist Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid has won the Turner Prize for what judges describe as her "expansive and exuberant approach to painting, which combines satire and a sense of theatre".

At 62-years-old, Himid becomes the oldest person to ever win the Turner Prize, 2017 being the first year since the introduction of a rule change allowing artists over the age of 50 to compete.

The African artist, now Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire, is best known for her paintings, drawings, printmaking, and installations that centre on black identity, her works making reference to the African diaspora and the slave industry. At 63, the Tanzanian-born artist is the oldest of this year's nominees.

Himid is a professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire.

Since the 1980s, Himid has focused on a range of subjects related to race, from matters of the African diaspora to the visibility of black artists in museums.

Himid thanked those who gave her sustenance during her "wilderness years", The Guardian reported.

The Walt Disney Co (DIS) Shares Bought by Bremer Trust National Association
The Walt Disney Company (DIS ) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 13.05 million shares over the course of the day. It improved, as 77 investors sold DIS shares while 606 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 638 raised stakes.

She said that winning the prize meant a lot to her.

British musician Goldie presented the award, praising the political views expressed by all the shortlisted contestants' work: "It's good that the artists are digging deep... challenging people's perceptions".

Founded in 1984, the annual Turner Prize is regarded as the UK's most important art award. Not only does it provide a cash bonus, the award also tends to significantly boost the public profile of its winners.

The works of all four shortlisted artists are on display at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, the former industrial city which is now a City of Culture. Previous winners are a who's-who of contemporary art and include Gilbert and George, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Steve McQueen, Grayson Perry, and Laure Prouvost. A further £5,000 is awarded to each of the other shortlisted artists.

Himid beat British painter Hurvin Anderson, whose images often draw on his Caribbean heritage; German-born multidisciplinary artist Andrea Buttner; and Palestinian-English artist Rosalind Nashashibi. She planned to go to law school but she did terribly on the LSAT, so she got a master's in art history instead.

Related Articles

  • Will Rian Johnson introduce the Gray Jedi in the new movie series?

    Check out what Kelly Marie Tran had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about. Hamill is set to reprise his role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017.
    Hackers Hold Local Government Computers for Ransom and Demand Two Bitcoin

    Hackers Hold Local Government Computers for Ransom and Demand Two Bitcoin

    To minimize the inconvenience to the public, some departments would try and do business on paper until the problem gets resolved. At that time, Chaney said the county has fallen victim to six ransomware attacks in her 13 years on the job here.
    Move over UCLA, make way NBA - Ball declares

    Move over UCLA, make way NBA - Ball declares

    That's how the UCLA head coach found out LiAngelo Ball would be leaving the school at his father's urging. Cody Riley , Jalen Hill and, most notably, LiAngelo Ball were involved in the incident.
  • Cook hopes Apple apps will be back in China

    Cook's attendance is conspicuous at the conference, marking the first high-level executive to attend in the event's four-year history.

    Aussie official: Serena Williams has entered to play

    The 36-year-old has not played since winning last year's tournament in Melbourne - when she was pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to a girl in September and has taken to the practice courts in preparation for a return in 2018.
    Decisions regarding regional security taken in corps commanders conference

    Decisions regarding regional security taken in corps commanders conference

    This was concluded at the 206th Corps Commanders ' Conference held in Rawalpindi with army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the chair.
  • Director Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

    Director Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

    Malek ultimately reported Singer's behavior to the studio, accusing the X-Men director of being unreliable and unprofessional. Perhaps the studio decided that it would be best to sever ties with the director following the charges against him.
    Flynn Said Russian Sanctions Would be 'Ripped Up,' Whistle-Blower Says

    Flynn Said Russian Sanctions Would be 'Ripped Up,' Whistle-Blower Says

    Gowdy has pressed back previously on the demands for records, saying he does not want to impede the Special Counsel investigation. Copson explained [to the whistleblower] that General Flynn was making sure that sanctions would be 'ripped up", Cummings wrote.

    Pope warns of new 'tension' if U.S. embassy is moved to Jerusalem

    Trump is expected to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and begin preparations to move the U.S. Pope Francis says he can not remain silent about a White House plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Kate Middleton steps out wearing lovely  Diana hand-me-down

    Kate Middleton steps out wearing lovely Diana hand-me-down

    After a question and answer session with Josh, William told the children: "You're much better than the adults at questions". He said that Prince George is a nice boy, "He hasn't written down many requests, so I think one request is probably OK".
    Alleged Terror Plot 'To Kill Theresa May' Foiled By Police And MI5

    Alleged Terror Plot 'To Kill Theresa May' Foiled By Police And MI5

    The men were arrested last week following a joint operation by MI5, the UK's counter-terrorism security service, and police. He also said that the security services have foiled nine terrorist attacks on the United Kingdom in the past one year.
    Gallo in top 100 of 'Best Places to Work' for 2018

    Gallo in top 100 of 'Best Places to Work' for 2018

    Without further ado, here are the top 10 tech companies to work for in the US , along with what some employees say about them. Employees are encouraged to describe the best reasons about working for their company as well as any downsides.