ATLANTA (April 25, 2017) – Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) announces a new graphic design exhibition that addresses the essential themes of humanity and injustice. Luba Lukova: Designing Justice features works from designer and artist Lukova who creates images intended to help viewers develop empathetic understanding for social and cultural issues through indelible metaphors and an economy of stylistic elements. The exhibition runs June 3 through September 3, 2017. * MODA’s exhibition Designing a Playful City has been rescheduled to open in February 2018.
Internationally recognized, New York-based Lukova is regarded as one of the most original image-makers working today. Whether by using an economy of line, color and text to pinpoint essential themes of humanity or to succinctly visualize social commentary, her work is undeniably powerful and thought provoking.
Lukova creates iconic and indelible imagery within the medium of contemporary poster design. In her art, less is more: more effect, more message and more expression. And she does it with less. Most of her prints are made with as few as two or three colors. The graphic elements are bold with few fine details, but the intent is clear. Her messages reflect the human condition, fundamental fairness and justice. Yet while it is easy to focus solely on the messages of her provocative works, it is important to take a step back to appreciate the artistic merit in her simplicity. Her use of striking, metaphoric images gives the viewers art to not only appreciate visually but intellectually.
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. Lukova’s 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. Lukova 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.
About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
MODA believes that design is a creative process that can solve problems, transform lives, and make the world a better place. The museum’s exhibitions and programs exemplify this belief. Located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA advances the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages. MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more. The museum also offers an extensive range of adult programs, as well as educational programs and camps for children. For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org or call 404-979-6455.