Liverpool Central Library will premiere the work of Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid and host an exclusive Q&A session with the famed artist.
Lubaina’s new series – “Random Coincidence” – comes in response to a week she spent inside The Guardian as a “ghost” artist in residence – with access at the highest editorial level, to observe how the publication thinks, works and decides to present news.
Her interest in this area was based on a personal, cultural critique of the news media, and in this instance the newspaper she reads; The Guardian, via the lens of race and the depiction of black people in the news.
“Random Coincidence” will be unveiled by the artist herself at 14.30 on 23 November at the Liverpool Central Library, after which the public are invited to hear Lubaina speak about her career and take part in an artist Q&A.
Entry is FREE with doors at 14:00 the work is on display from 09.00 – 20.00 every day from 23 November – 7 December and more information on the launch event on 23 November can be found at WWW.RRULIVERPOOL.COM
Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and Cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and Events, Cllr Wendy Simon said; “It’s such a privilege to welcome Lubaina Himid to Liverpool and for the world premiere of her latest work to be unveiled in Liverpool central Library is an honour.
Her work is hugely important and we’re proud to be support her and everything that Random Coincidence represents.”
Lubaina Himid said:
“The Random Coincidence Project is about reflection and taking care. Journalists at the Guardian are putting information, investigation and analysis out there and every day we readers think about their work talk to each other about whether we agree and act upon it wherever we can.
This is not a fight between an artist and a news organisation it’s a collaborative multi-level conversation about clarity, fairness and the future of how we can communicate more effectively.”