89plus, Call for creative practitioners born in and after 1989
Deadline: July 30, 2013

89plus is calling for artists, curators, writers, and other creative practitioners to be a part of a long term, international, multi-platform research project, co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus—born in or after 1989.

The year 1989 was marked by several paradigm-shifting events, including the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the introduction of the World Wide Web and 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 young protagonists. Through various projects and events, 89plus brings together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard.

About

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, exhibitions and residencies, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which makes up 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 Australia with Kaldor Public Art Projects and Hong Kong with Art Basel’s Salon series. In partnership with the Park Avenue Armory in New York, 89plus selected visual artist and curator Alex Dolan to be artist-in-residence during the Armory’s “Under Construction” series, taking place in September 2013.

Open call

89plus announces an open call for artists, writers, curators, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus – born in or after 1989. The open call is hosted at www.89plus.com.

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 endeavours.
Submissions are welcome at any time, however the mid-year deadline for 2013 activities is July 30, 2013.

89plus.com is kindly supported by DLD – Digital, Life, Design.
Upcoming events include the 89plus Marathon at London’s Serpentine Gallery on October 18 and 19 during this year’s Frieze Art Fair, and the 89plus Conference at Venice’s Palazzo Grassi on September 5.

For more information and to submit, go to 89plus.com

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