89plus è un progetto di ricerca multi- piattaforma fondato da Simon Castets e Hans Ulrich Obrist . Essa è concepita come una mappatura della generazione nata nel o dopo il 1989. Aperto a scoprire le nuove tendenze o creazioni, per cui tutti i giovani sono invitati a inscriversi e a interagire con questa ricerca/mappatura.
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 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, Hong Kong with Art Basel’s Salon series, New York through the 89plus Colony Conference at MoMA PS1, and Italy with the Innovation Festival. Bolzano-Bozen and Palazzo Grassi, Venice. 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.
The next major project is the 89plus Marathon at London’s Serpentine Gallery, October 18 & 19, 2013.