DISCrit 89Plus, Two New Grants For the Youngins

by Ian Marshall on July 30, 2013 Newswire

Art by Will Neibergall (Image courtesy of DIS Magazine)

Two new art grants “DIScrit 89Plus” are available to anyone younger than Rihanna (that means born in 1989 or later). This August, two of you burgeoning artistic talents will receive €10,000 to support your studio practice, and €5,000 to your commissioned work. That’s a total of €15,000; as of this writing, that’s 19,929 US dollars. The deadline is August 15th. Enter here.

“DIScrit 89Plus” is a collaboration between DIS Magazine, Serpentine Gallery, and 89Plus, the brainchild of Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets, which seeks to live-curate art as it unfolds. 89Plus “maps” the artistic output of a generation which, they note on the website, “makes up almost half of the world’s population.” That’s influential, and so are you; if you get the grant, your commission will be presented in a “major European art event” this fall. (Venice runs through November, and the Istanbul Biennial opens September).

One grant will be awarded by popular vote on the DIS website; based on the official flyer made by and depicting Will Neibergall (see above), we’re thinking he will be a big contender. The other will be awarded by an international jury of Castets, Obrist, DIS, and representatives from Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Serpentine Gallery. Their combined curatorial teams will be offering their mentorship throughout the commissioning process.

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