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Rizzoli, Spring 2017

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Born 1989 and After, 100 Creatives Building the Culture of Tomorrow
By (author): Simon Castets By (author): Hans Ulrich Obrist
9780847847570 Hardcover English General Trade ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General Sep 18, 2018
$53.95 CAD
Cancelled 304 pages 160 COLOR & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS Rizzoli Skira Rizzoli
A fast-paced introduction to the designers, artists, and creatives shaping tomorrow’s world. Curators Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist join forces to ask an important question: How will the world be different when its most influential creatives are born into a universally accessible Internet? This international project tracks the changing modes of production, concerns, aspirations, and projects of 100 protagonists born in or after 1989. Illustrated profiles include artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists, and many who elide two or three genres, as they were once known. 89+ is essential reading for all who would understand the creative force of a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which accounts for almost half of the world’s population.

Major Curators: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets are major names in contemporary art, super active and well respected by older generation and emerging artists alike.

Digital enhancement: Book will have additional content that can be accessed with smartphones.

Curiosity on both sides of the 1989 divide: Those born 1989 and later may want to read one of the first books written about their generation. Older audiences may seek a reference or guide to understanding the practices of a growing population of digital natives.

Big Business: Contemporary art continues to sell strongly at auction and this will be a roadmap for the generation to come

Simon Castets is the director and curator of the Swiss Institute, New York. Hans Ulrich Obrist is codirector of exhibitions and programs and the director of international projects at the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Author Residence: New York (SC) London (HUO)

Author Hometown: Switzerland

Publicity: Art/Design media:Modern Painters, Artforum/Bookform, ArtNews, Art in America, Artnews, Graphis, etc.

Fashion/Culture Media:Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Gotham, Tokion, Blackbook, Interview, Planet, New York Magazine, Paper, Newsweek, Time Style&Design, and more

Reviews in newspapers nationwide, with coverage expected in the majors including New York Times, and LA Times.

Library and academic market coverage in Library Journal, Choice, Art Documentation, Art Journal.

Online: web arms of the above plus art sites/blogs including,,,,

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