89plus is a long-term, multi-platform research project, co-founded and co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, which investigates innovative work by the generation born in and after 1989.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Galleries, London, and Co-founder of 89plus.
Simon Castets is Director and Curator, Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New York, and Co- founder of 89plus.
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 account for almost half of the world’s population.
Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw 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 protagonists.
Since an introductory panel held in January 2013 at the DLD Conference, 89plus has conducted research and held events in several different countries worldwide, with the 89plus Marathon at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery in October as the largest event to date.