89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, investigating the generation of innovators born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals and exhibitions, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which accounts for almost half of the world’s population.
Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period; the introduction of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the universal availability of the Internet. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring protagonists.
Since an introductory panel held in January 2013 at the DLD – Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, 89plus has conducted research in Hong Kong and Miami with Art Basel’s Salon series, in New York through the 89plus Colony Conference at MoMA PS1, and in Italy with the Innovation Festival Bolzano-Bozen. 89plus has also developed a series of residencies with various partners internationally including the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the Tara Oceans Polar Circle Expedition. Most recent projects include the 89plus Marathon at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery and the 89plus Americas Marathon: Autoconstrucción at Museo Jumex, Mexico City.
89plus / Poetry Will Be Made By All
January 30 – March 30, 2014
Design Indaba, Cape Town
February 28, 2014
89plus is calling for artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus—born in or after 1989.
Submissions are kept on a private research database for consideration by the project’s co-curators. As the project continues in the years to come, those selected will be notified of their inclusion in new endeavors.
Please submit as soon as possible to be considered for our various upcoming events and projects at 89plus.com/submit.
89plus is grateful for the support of The LUMA Foundation
89plus.com is kindly supported by DLD – Digital, Life, Design