89plus Marathon

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89plus Marathon

  • 18 Oct 2013 — 19 Oct 2013
Population density map of those born in or after 1989, facilitated by Ben Vickers.
Population density map of those born in or after 1989, facilitated by Ben Vickers.

Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA

UK

http://www.serpentinegallery.org

Taking place in London during Frieze Art Fair and inspired by the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery's multidisciplinary programme, the 89plus Marathon brings emerging practitioners, born in or after 1989, together with influential thinkers of all generations.

Austrian artist Philipp Timischl has been invitied to present his new work Corsica 2013.

At this turning-point in history, urgent questions present themselves when considering the artistic, social and political options available today. New languages, models and forms need to be conceived to address the impact networked society and an evolving global economy have had on today's young generations. Seeking to explore these possibilities in an optimistic and generative tone, the 89plus Marathon brings together participations from the fields of art, architecture, music, activism, science, technology, literature and theory to find out how to ask - and how to begin to answer - the following questions:

- Can the potential of emerging technologies lead to a truly global dialogue that is not homogeneous but acknowledges and fosters difference?

- What options are available to the generations born after the Cold War, growing up through the crisis of financial capitalism?

- How can we understand new and networked forms of collectivity as examples of new social, economic, political and aesthetic forms?

- What are the new forms of activism and protest? Has access to the internet changed political action?

- What is the relationship between individual leadership and the group in the age of non-hierarchical, 'horizontal' practice?

- Who is responsible for the future?

The 89plus Marathon is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets and Jochen Volz. The Serpentine Gallery Marathon series was conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, in 2006 and is deeply intertwined with the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Commission, launched by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director, in 2000.

The 89plus Marathon will be the eighth in the Serpentine Gallery's annual Marathon series, an ambitious event that brings together the fields of art, culture, science and technology. Previous Marathons were the Interview Marathon, 2006 (with Rem Koolhaas); the Experiment Marathon, 2007 (with Olafur Eliasson); the Manifesto Marathon, 2008; the Poetry Marathon, 2009; the Map Marathon, 2010; the Garden Marathon, 2011 and last year's Memory Marathon.