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  • Lubaina Himid, Le Rodeur: Exchange, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 72 × 96".

    Lubaina Himid

    Modern Art Oxford/Spike Island/Nottingham Contemporary

    Lubaina Himid has embraced her artistic practice as an organizer, a cultural and political activist, an educator, and a leader in the British Black Arts Movement of the 1980s––a pivotal decade for British culture and politics. Alongside her own work, she curated exhibitions of other female black artists at a time when they were excluded from institutional recognition. “Unrecorded Truths,” the title of a 1986 group show she organized, exemplifies her lifelong quest to reveal the concealed histories of colonialism and the diaspora, and to assert black artists’ place in the Western art canon: “We

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