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Saturday, October 10, 2015


(This information is published on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see

89plus is calling for submissions from African artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists born in or after 1989, to be included in future 89plus projects.

For in-depth interviews with the founders of 89plus, keep an eye out for the upcoming inaugural edition of ART AFRICA, where Houghton Kinsman speaks to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets and Bogosi Sekhukhuni and Brendon Bell-Roberts speaks to Hans Ulrich Obrist at the launch of the Brutally Early Club in Johannesburg!

89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded and co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, investigating the generation of innovators born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests through panels, books, periodicals, exhibitions and residencies, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which accounts for half of the world’s population.

Submissions are kept on a private research database for consideration by the project’s co-curators.

For more information visit / contact[at]89plus[dot]com /