Luba Lukova: Designing Justice
Exhibition, MODA, Atlanta, US.
A designer and artist, Luba Lukova is showing her images that she hopes will catalyse action and change in the world.
The Designing Justice exhibition at the Museum of Design comprises Lukova's thought-provoking posters. All addressing essential themes of humanity and injustice worldwide, the messages encourage viewers to develop an empathetic understanding of social and cultural issues. Explains Lukova:
"Art is a way to make people connect. It’s the great unifier. We are so divided in the US today. There is no one who could disagree. So why don’t we just agree that we have to fight these serious issues together? We have to feel empathy for each other. If you don’t feel empathy, then everything is meaningless because it means that progress depends on only a few people. If there is no empathy, human progress will not be possible — you see how many revolutions and movements in society are just about that, a huge number of people struggle. I feel empathy is the purpose of art."
Internationally renowned, the New York-based Lukova is regarded as one of the most original image-makers working today because of her indelible metaphors and masterful economy of line, colour, and text. Whether pinpointing essential themes of humanity or succinctly visualising social commentary, her work is undeniably powerful and thought-provoking.
Lukova’s work has been exhibited around the world, including UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La MaMa Gallery, New York and the Art Institute of Boston. She has received commissions from Time, Sony Music, Canon and Harvard University, among others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Denver Art Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Library of Congress and the World Bank, Washington, DC. Her many awards include the Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon in Paris, the Gold Pencil from The One Club in New York and Honor Laureate at the International Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO. She holds an honorary doctoral degree from the Art Institute of Boston. is the author of the critically acclaimed “Social Justice” poster portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. The collection has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and around the globe and has gone viral on the internet.
She is the author of the critically acclaimed “Social Justice” poster portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. The collection has been exhibited widely in the US and around the globe, besides having gone viral on the internet.