The Serpentine gallery present an exhibition inspired by the Generation Y, featuring work by artists born post 1989.
Right in time for last week’s Frieze Art Fair, Serpentine Galleries curate the massive 89plus Marathon for their 8th Festival of Ideas. The marathon is said to be inspired by the Generation Y, new technologies in relation to interaction and how the Internet has enabled new forms of political protest. The underlying question of the marathon is, who will be responsible for the future?
Leading artists, writers, musicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and political activists – born in or after 1989 – come together with world-renowned figures of all generations for a weekend of performances, screenings and debates.Works include Douglas Coupland’s “I Miss My Pre-Internet Brain” and his There’s A Whole Other Internet You Just Don’t Know About” that really grip the underlying message of the marathon. After this marathon, we’re ready to sit back and unplug!
The 89plus Marathon is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director Serpentine Galleries and Co-founder of 89plus; Simon Castets, Director and Curator of Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York, and Co-founder of 89plus; Ben Vickers, Curator of Digital at Serpentine Galleries; and Jochen Volz, Head of Programmes at Serpentine Galleries.