Produced by LUMA and conceived by curator and Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans-Ulrich Obrist, the book features all 153 original posters created by the 127 artists invited to participate in It’s Urgent!
The projet It’s Urgent! came to be in Denmark during the elections for the European Parliament in 2019. Artists were invited to think about the present and the future with an outdoor exhibition of posters on billboards in the city of Copenhagen, bringing art to the public space.
In 2020,at the invitation of LUMA during the first year of the COVID pandemic, It’s Urgent! invited artists from across the world to answer the timely vital question of what is urgent in our time. Ecology, inequality, shared prospects, solidarity, the fight against racism, and social justice were some of the themes broached by participants.