serpentine galleries present 89plus marathon serpentine galleries present 89plus marathon
oct 18, 2013

serpentine galleries present 89plus marathon

serpentine galleries present 89plus marathon
douglas coupland
I miss my pre-internet brain
pigment on lacquered apple plywood
22″ x 17″
© douglas coupland
courtesy of the daniel faria gallery, toronto
all images courtesy of serpentine galleries 





serpentine galleries presents its 8th annual marathon that takes its theme from the multi-platform research project ’89plus’–of which the event also takes is name–co-founded by hans ulrich obrist (co-director at serpentine galleries) and simon castets (director and curator of swiss institute of contemporary art new york), who have curated this 2013 edition. the two day event held from september 18th – 19th, within the newly finished zaha hadid-designed serpentine sackler gallery, will showcase the work of creatives–from artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, political activists, scientists, writers–born in or after 1989, joined byworld-renowned figures of other generations for a weekend of performances, screenings and debates.




© douglas coupland





the ’89plus marathon’ draws on the findings of obrist and castets’ think tank, and will put forth projects that explore our technological times, focusing on the role of new economic, political and social networks in our cultures. it will address issues of the internet and how it is positively or negatively informing our behaviours, actions and greater global dialogue, ultimately ending with the question ‘how will our future be determined?’. the program highlights the 89 plus generation and their upbringing, and how they are shaping the world we live in since having grown-up within the already networked society and quickly evolving global economy.




douglas coupland
the boogeyman, 2013
36″ x 26″
gloss-coated digital print laminated onto aluminium; expoxy; googly eyes
© douglas coupland
courtesy of the daniel faria gallery, toronto




obrist and castets were joined by ben vickers, curator of digital at serpentine galleries; and jochen volz, head of programmes at serpentine galleries, to realize this year’s happening. the four-person curatorial team have selected more than 60 participants for ’89plus marathon’ which include: sarah abu abdallah, etel adnan, rachael allen, abdullah al-mutairi, halil altindere, darja bajacić, gabby bess, crispin best, emilio bianchic, josh bitelli, ben brooks, harry burke, bruno ceschel, sophie collins, douglas coupland, nick d’aloisio, james darling, jake davis, dis magazine, marcus du sautoy, valia fetisov, max hawkins, asta helgadottir, ho rui an, carsten höller, brian khek, k-hole with box 1824, le1f, nicholas maurer, smári mccarthy, kevin mcgarry and ryan trecartin, felix melia, luna miguel, mary midgley, kathryn mills, willa nasatir, ou ning, riccardo paratore, john pardon, adriana ramic, vinzenz reinecke, eleanor saitta, nourine shenawy, warsan shire, zachary sims, hito steyerl, phillip timischl, ryan trecartin, brad troemel, amalia ulman and bruno zhu; bringing together the fields of art, culture, science and technology.



kathryn mills
the social brain in adolescence
© kathryn mills



© nourine shenawy



© riccardo paratore



vinzenz reinecke
red one
january 2013 in new york
photographer: devvon simpson
© vinzenz reinecke



halil altındere
wonderland, 2013
HD video, 8min25
© halil altındere

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