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Akili Art Talks with Dr Marie Anne Mancio: Lubaina Himid at the Tate Modern, London

Date and time

Thu, 9 December 2021 18:00 – 18:30 GMT

Friend of the Akili Trust and art expert Dr Marie Anne Mancio returns to give a talk on the work of Lubaina Himid, Turner Prize winning artist and cultural activist whose work is currently on exhibition at the Tate Modern.

All proceeds raised from tickets to this talk go directly to supporting community libraries and educational opportunities in Kilifi County, Kenya (from the Tate promotional page)

This large-scale exhibition will debut recent work and include selected highlights from Lubaina Himid’s influential career. Taking inspiration from her interest in theatre, the exhibition will unfold in a sequence of scenes designed to place visitors centre-stage and backstage.

Initially trained in theatre design, Himid is known for her innovative approaches to painting and to social engagement. She has been pivotal in the UK since the 1980s for her contributions to the British Black arts movement, making space for the expression and recognition of Black experience and women’s creativity. Over the last decade, she has earned international recognition for her figurative paintings, which explore overlooked and invisible aspects of history and of contemporary everyday life. In 2017 she was awarded the Turner Prize and in 2018 she was bestowed with the honorary title of CBE for her contributions to the arts.


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