Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017 for tackling “how racism persists today”

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Lubaina Himid has been awarded the Turner Prize 2017, making her the oldest and the first woman of colour to ever win the renowned accolade. She would previously not have qualified for the award, as until this year the upper age limit for entry was 50. Lubaina was awarded the prize in a live broadcast on BBC Four by Goldie; she wins £25,000, while the other shortlisted artists – Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner and Rosalind Nashashibi – win £5,000.

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