89+ - digital natives - a profile

89plus

Artists of a new generation

The creative climate of early 2013 validates his enthusiasm, as this new generation starts to enter the stage with a new set of radical and compelling artistic positions.

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets co-curated the panel and announced the new artist network 89+ at http://89plus.com/ 89plus is welcoming artists' submissions for consideration.

DLD13 announcement of 89plus

Announcement of the 89+ digital natives platform

Several paradigm-shifting events mark the year 1989. At the geopolitical level, the collapse of the Berlin Wall heralds the beginning of the post-Cold War period, while in the technological realm, the introduction of the World Wide Web by British engineer Sir Tim Berners-Lee breaks the ground for the universal availability of the Internet. Meanwhile, the Russian army leaves Afghanistan after a nine-year occupation, Tiananmen Square roars with protest, and the first Global Positioning System satellite starts orbiting the world.

The influence, the background is clear and every artist showed a part of his/her work to the audience. Every artist is not a standalone worker, they all work collaborative and the whole work is characterized by a fluency that is very unique. Often the art work of the 89plus artists it's a revolutionary movement, especially in countries with dictatorships or where cultural difference are a problem to the new identity of young people. Internet and new digital tools allows the young artists to self-reflect and express their identity.

These young talented people (born in 1989+) on stage "they are for sure the artists of the future. Within 10 years they will be the main art figures, the art stars of tomorrow", Eva Karcher told us beside the panel.

Mentioned in this live blog

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Hans Ulrich Obrist
Serpentine Galleries
Artistic Director
Serpentine Galleries
http://dld-conference.com/users/hans-ulrich-obrist
London
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Brian Khek
Artist
Artist
Artist
http://dld-conference.com/users/brian-khek
Los Angeles
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Amalia Ulman
Artist
Artist
Artist
http://dld-conference.com/users/amalia-ulman
Gijon
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Niko Karamyan
Self Employed
Artist
Self Employed
http://dld-conference.com/users/niko-karamyan
Los Angeles
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Max Weisel
Artist
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Artist
http://dld-conference.com/users/max-weisel
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Abdullah Al-Mutairi
Artist
Artist
Artist
http://dld-conference.com/users/abdullah-al-mutairi
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Vuvuzela Qu
Artist
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Artist
http://dld-conference.com/users/vuvuzela-qu
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Alvaro Pulpeiro
Architecture
Artist
Architecture
http://dld-conference.com/users/alvaro-pulpeiro
London
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Simon Castets
Swiss Institute
Director
Swiss Institute
http://dld-conference.com/users/simon-castets
New York, NY
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Zakara Raitt
Artist
Artist
Artist
http://dld-conference.com/users/zakara-raitt
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Harry Burke
Writer & Curator
http://dld-conference.com/users/harry-burke
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