89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is conceived as a mapping of the generation 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, as well as the orbit of the first Global Positioning System satellite. 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 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 is developing a series of residencies with various partners internationally including the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the Tara Oceans Polar Circle Expedition taking place in late 2013. Most recent projects include the 89plus Marathon at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the 89plus Resources Workshop and Panel at LUMA/Westbau, Zürich, and the 89plus Panel Discussion Focus: Branding at Art Basel Miami Beach.
89plus is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition:
89plus / Poetry Will Be Made By All
Opening: January 30, 2014
More announcements to follow shortly.
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.com is kindly supported by DLD – Digital, Life, Design.”