“It’s Urgent Part II” features Maxwell Alexandre

(Zurich, Switzerland)

After the first edition of “It’s Urgent!”, group show with Etel Adnan (Lebanon/USA), Sophia Al-Maria (Qatar/USA), Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Tony Cokes (USA), Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), Hans Haacke (Germany), Lauren Halsey (USA), Eileen Myles (USA), Precious Okoyomon (England), Wolfgang Tillmans (Germany), Rirkrit Tiravanija (Argentina/Thailand) and Nora Turato (Croatia), Luma Westbau releases a second edition.

Until November 10, David Adjaye, Maxwell Alexandre, Mathis Altmann, Liz Johnson Artur, Kasper Bosmans, Mark Bradford, Judy Chicago, Douglas Coupland, Aria Dean, Eugenio Dittborn, Jimmie Durham, Formafantasma, Cao Fei, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Anna Bella Geiger, Liam Gillick, Renée Green, Joseph Grigely, Newton Harrison, Luchita Hurtado, Pierre Huyghe, Koo Jeong A, Josh Kline, Jakob Kudsk Steenson, Suzanne Lacy, Friederike Mayröcker, Oscar Murillo, Lorraine O’Grady, Yoko Ono, Trevor Paglen, Raymond Pettibon, Vaclav Pozarek, Raqs Media Collective, Tabita Rezaire, Peter Saville, Stephen Shor, Marianna Simnett, Patrick Staff, Barbara Solomon Stauffacher, Martine Syms, Günther Uecker, Madelon Vriesendorp, Jan Vorisek, Lawrence Weiner and Stanley Whitney.

The starting point for It’s urgent is an exhibition model that Hans Ulrich Obrist started in 1993 (together with Christian Boltanski and Betrand Lavier). For this ongoing, flexible and permanent exhibition, they invite artists to write instructions, scores and recipes, which can then be interpreted by others each time they are presented.

The project started in Denmark and will continue to develop in Zurich until reaching 100 posters by the end of January 2020 and then being shown during the Luma Days 2020 in Arles. Admission is free; Small print versions of the posters can be taken for free and they will be distributed throughout the city. Thus, the exhibition can reach an audience outside of Luma Westbau as it manifests itself in many surprising locations and in unexpected contexts, creating new forms of exchange and social space.

“It’s Urgent!”, group show with Maxwell Alexandre
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Until November 10, 2019

Luma Westbau
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich | Switzerland

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