89plus Open Call and Serpentine Gallery Marathon

89plus Open Call and Serpentine Gallery Marathonwww.89plus.com
89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is conceived as a mapping of the generation born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals and exhibitions, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which makes up almost half of the world’s population.Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period; the introduction of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the universal availability of the Internet, as well as the orbit of the first Global Positioning System satellite. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring protagonists.Since an introductory panel held in January 2013 at the DLD – Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, 89plus has conducted research in Australia with Kaldor Public Art Projects and Hong Kong with Art Basel’s Salon series. In partnership with the Park Avenue Armory in New York, 89plus selected visual artist and curator Alex Dolan to be artist-in-residence during the Armory’s Under Construction series, taking place in September 2013.Open call
89plus announces an open call for artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus—born in or after 1989. The open call is hosted at www.89plus.com.Submissions are kept on a private research database for consideration by the project’s co-curators. As the project continues in the years to come, those selected will be notified of their inclusion in new endeavours.Submissions are welcome at any time, however the mid-year deadline for 2013 activities is July 30, 2013.

www.89plus.com is kindly supported by DLD – Digital, Life, Design.

89plus is partnering with DIS Magazine for a special DIScrit 89plus, which will be announced shortly.

The 89plus Marathon: Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October 2013
Taking place in London during Frieze Art Fair and inspired by Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like Pavilion 2013 for the Serpentine Gallery, the 89plus Marathon will bring emerging practitioners from all disciplines together with world-renowned artists and thinkers.

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 theInterview Marathon, 2006 (with Rem Koolhaas); the Experiment Marathon, 2007 (with Olafur Eliasson); theManifesto Marathon, 2008; the Poetry Marathon, 2009; the Map Marathon, 2010; the Garden Marathon, 2011 and last year’s Memory Marathon.

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

The 89plus Marathon is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets and Jochen Volz.

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA
Nearest Tube: South Kensington or Lancaster Gate
Hours: Daily 10–6pm. Admission free.

Join an Artists’ Web Ring

Faith Holland emailed to “Definitely feel free to re-post this wherever you’d like.” So I am sharing it here. I remember Web Rings in the ’90’s and it is interesting that they vanished and are coming back.

Call For Submission For Artists’ Web Ring


I am looking for artists whose work looks critically at any issues surrounding the internet. These works need not be net art, but they must be available online in order to participate. This work could fall under the rubric of ‘post-internet’ art or ‘internet-aware’ art, but this project leaves that kind of terminology to be self-defined by the artist and does not itself assume those labels.

Web Rings were popular in the early days of the consumer internet. People with like interests banded together to form a ring of sites. Each web page in the ring would have a button marking them as a member and connecting them to the next, last, and a random page within the ring.

As part of my own process of reconsidering 90’s web practices, I’d like to revive this old format. The Meta Cyber Arts Web Ring will constitute a community of artists linked together directly—without Google, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, or galleries. It will be a system of mutual support among artists as well as defining a particular moment in art practice in relation to the web.

To be included, please send an e-mail to faholland@gmail.com with a link to your website as well as a short e-mail about why you feel your work fits. Please note, this is an inclusive process and everyone that sends me an e-mail will be included in the web ring.

Once I have a group of participating artists together, I will distribute code to include on the main page of your website.

If you’re interested in helping coordinate this process by contributing code or graphics, please also let me know.

Young Cleveland artist receives critical attention for his constructed photos

“I feel like regardless if I win– they haven’t announced the winners yet– the exposure for being named is great!” said photographic artist Brandon Juhasz, a finalist in New York City gallerist Jen Bekman’s prestigious HEY HOT SHOT photographic competition. The write-up is here: http://www.heyhotshot.com/blog/2011/06/20/hhs-contender-brandon-juhasz/I

Instead of the world as subject for his own photographs, Juhasz uses the images he finds online to create his own reality. He takes paper print-outs, cuts and constructs, folding edges of flat pictures and gluing to form three-dimensional objects. He builds sets of faux red meat towers in a faux wooded picnic spot, explores the American Dream in a deceptively realistic scene of paper pastry pies stuck in the window of a paper house. His photographs of fresh fish are neither fresh nor fish. Juhasz builds red paper tomatoes, a near Cubist pomegranate, and a plate of hamburger and fries that embody desire and idealism. “The meat in particular for me embodies desire. This raw flesh, hunger, need, etc,” stated Juhasz. Some of his image are a personal narrative rooted in certain childhood memories while others are based on his self-confessed “Martha Stewart addiction.”

Juhasz stated that “the sheer volume of pictures we encounter and create as a society help formulate our world view, often subconsciously developing our desires and standards of expectations. What we see is engrained and becomes knowledge and baggage that we carry with us.”

Juhasz finds inspiration for his constructed photographs in the writings of philosopher Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980). McLuhan is known for coining the expressions “turn on, tune in, drop out” (popularized by Timothy Leary), “the medium is the message” and “the global village” and predicted the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. (Wikipedia) McLuhan’s published work The Mechanical Bride (1951), is an examination of the effects of advertising on our society.

Brandon Juhasz is one of four photographers featured in the exhibition THE NEW PHOTOGRAPH, that will run from September 8th through October 26th at the Hagendorn Foundation Gallery http://www.hfgallery.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html, in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.  The New Photograph exhibition includes 8 images by Brandon Juhasz, as well as visual works by Jonathan Lewis, Penelope Umbrico, and Jason Salavon.

The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery is a not-for-profit that opened in April 2008 under the mentorship of Julian Cox, curator of photography at the Getty and High Museums. The intention of the Hagendorn is to offer photographs that broaden local viewers visual reference to photography and photo based art, and to feature “artists who are concerned with the role of their work in the socio-political and cultural arenas.”

Decorations, Brandon Juhasz

Brandon Juhasz recently launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $1500 dollars to cover expenses incurred during two trips to Atlanta for this exhibition of his work. Juhasz viewed the Kickstarter project as an exchange, offering his prints and paper constructions as perks to his funders. Brandon has already reached his goal of $1500 on Kickstarter, and even gone beyond, with more funders Kicking in up until the deadline several days away.

View more constructed art photographs on Brandon Juhasz’s website, http://brandonjuhasz.com and on his blogs Hello My Name is Art, hellomynameisart.com  and Lens Scratch http://www.lenscratch.com/2009/08/brandon-juhasz.html

Article first published as Young Cleveland Artist Receives Critical Attention for his Constructed Photos on Technorati.

They Don't Suffer, Brandon Juhasz

Short Story, The Waiting Room– based on my travels in China

I typed my short story, The Waiting Room, from my contributors’ copy of the now defunct print magazine Clamor (with a C), that published it in 2005, along with an illustration. I submitted the story  to Yahoo!

The short story is set in a foreigners waiting room the Beijing train station. Here is the Yahoo! link:


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