The Culturista

The Edit: Lubaina Himid

The Culturista
The Edit: Lubaina Himid

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid has been gathering acclaim for decades for her brilliant, exuberant work. She shares the shows not to miss this month, the call-out to know about, and the best advice she's ever received.

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What's on your must-see list this month?
Sounds Like Her - curated by Christine Eyene New Art Exchange Nottingham UK.


Which box set, series or podcast are you hooked on?
Sorry I don’t watch TV series much since Mad Men and Borgen


What’s the first track you play at a party?
Bedlam from the album From Here by Stick in The Wheel.


Share the one place everyone should go in their lifetime...


Name your go-to restaurant?
Moro restaurant in Exmouth Market.


Your desert island book?
Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara.


Your rainy day film?
Three Colours - BLUE from Kieslowski.


What's the lyric you most love?
 Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam:
"Yes you lied to me all these years
You told me to wash and clean my ears
And talk real fine just like a lady
And you’d stop calling me sister Sadie"


Which article are you sharing with everyone right now? - the open call for 4th International Biennial of Casablanca.


What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
"Don’t overthink it" - Dr Ingrid Pollard

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The Turner Prize 2017 exhibition, featuring Lubaina Himid, is on show at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull until 7 January, find out more on the Tate website

See more of Lubaina Himid's work on the artist's website and the Hollybush Gardens gallery website. 


Image Credits:
Portrait of Lubaina Himid: Photo Edmund Blok for Modern Art Oxford, 2017
Sounds Like Her, 2017. New Art Exchange. Image Credit: Bartosz Kali
Zanzibar, image by Jorge Cancela
Le Rodeur: The Exchange, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 183 x 244 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, photograph by Andy Keate