It’s Urgent!

A Luma Project curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

“The point of departure for It’s Urgent! is an exhibition model that I started (with Christian Boltanski and Betrand Lavier) in 1993 with Do It. For this on-going, flexible and open-ended show, we invite artists to write instructions, scores and recipes that can then be interpreted by others each time they are presented.” – Hans Ulrich Obrist

This book features all 153 original posters created by the 127 artists invited to participate in It’s Urgent!, an open form touring exhibition.

It’s Urgent!aims to make the artists’ ideas available to all, open up to new audiences and insert them into public life and the community at large.

Artists from all over the world responded to this invitation to address the most pressing themes of our times – ecology, inequality, common future, solidarity, anti-racism and social justice had a profound presence in this vast ensemble of creative endeavour.

Artists include – Etel Adnan, Tania Bruguera, Olafur Eliasson, Hans Haacke, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, David Adjaye, Mark Bradford, Judy Chicago, Douglas Coupland, Jimmie Durham, Formafantasma, Cao Fei, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Liam Gillick, Renée Green, Newton Harrison, Luchita Hurtado, Pierre Huyghe, Koo Jeong A, Josh Kline, Suzanne Lacy, Yoko Ono, Trevor Paglen, Raymond Pettibon, Raqs Media Collective, Peter Saville, Stephen Shore, Lawrence Weiner, and Stanley Whitney.

The exhibition has so far toured to Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Heartland Festival, Denmark (2019) Luma Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland (2019-2020) Luma Arles, Arles, France (2020).

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