DLD 2013: Patterns that Connect

Jan 16, 2013, 09:59 ET from Hubert Burda Media

MUNICH, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

DLD Arts: Panels and Projects / Guest of Honor: Michelangelo Pistoletto

For the ninth time, the DLD Conference takes place from January 20 to 22 in Munich. Starting Monday, January 21, a series of interdisciplinary discussions will be presented by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery London. This year the series focus on new projects of collaboration and participation, including Michelangelo Pistoletto, the panel 89+ curated by Obrist and Simon Castets, and digital artist Aaron Koblin.

THE THIRD PARADISE I  Michelangelo Pistoletto

A conversation with Italian artist and Arte Povera Pioneer Michelangelo Pistoletto about his new art initiative The Third Paradise. Advocating an emerging era of global responsibility for our planet and our civilisation, Pistoletto's participatory art project is a call to unite and act globally and to embrace a new collective awareness that focuses on an emerging new era of humanity, bringing together both nature and the artificial.

89plus I curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets present news about an emerging generation of artists born after 1989 whose voices are only starting to be heard. 89+ investigates the works by artists who were born in the post- Cold War era and who grew up with the internet. The panel includes Abdulah Al-Mutairi, Amalia Ulman, Brian Khek, Max Weisel, Mikhail Lylov, Nico Karamyan, Zakara Raitt, with introductions by Ou Ning and Rony Rodrigues (more on http://www.89plus.com)

THIS EXQUISITE FOREST I Aaron Koblin & Chris Milk

How to conflate arts, collaboratives, digital culture and the Internet? San Francisco based artist Aaron Koblin and digital artist Chris Milk from Los Angeles talk about participation and collaboration in online environments. They present several online collaborative art projects, highlighting also their mutual project This Exquisite Fores which recently launched at TATE Modern, London.


Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Johannes Fricke Waldthausen

DLD ARTS commissioned This Exquisite Forest (2012) by digital artists Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk to invite participants to collectively create a connecting DLD pattern and common artwork online. Also on view is an exhibition with curated artworks for screens and mobile displays by s[edition], London, featuring digital artworks by Elmgreent & Dragset, Jenny Holzer, Michael Craig-Martin and Peter Saville, and others.



Curating DLD (2007-2012) sums up interdisciplinary art panels and art projects curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist for DLD. Covering a multitude of topics that bridge arts, science and technology, this 272 page full color publication presented by Maja Hoffmann/Luma-Foundation contains conversations and interviews with more than 70 leading artists, architects, thinkers and scientists, featuring amongst others John Brockman, Stewart Brand, Freeman Dyson, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, Carsten Höller, Rem Koolhaas,Yoko Ono, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal,Taryn Simon, Dimitar Sasselov, and Ai Weiwei.

DLD is a global conference network on innovation, digital culture, science, arts and culture which connects entrepreneurs, creative and social leaders and opinion-makers for crossover conversation and inspiration. Chairmen of DLD are publisher Hubert Burda and serial digital investor Yossi Vardi. DLD is hosted by Stephanie Czerny, who co-founded the conference in 2005. Previous DLD speakers include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, author Paolo Coelho, Ariana Huffington, Yahoo´s Marissa Mayer, SciFi author Bruce Sterling, photographer Olivieri Toscani, Carlo Ratti from MIT, senior editor for Newsweek Steven Levy, French film director Luc Besson, futurologist John Naisbitt, Tate Modern´s Chris Dercon and MoMA's Design Curator Paola Antonelli, artists Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Demand, Tino Seghal, Taryn Simon, Ai Weiwei, Carsten Höller, Anri Sala, designers John Maeda and Ross Lovegrove, the architects like Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster, and thinkers Stewart Brand and John Brockman.

Facts & Figures on DLD 2013:

  • The conference takes place at the HBV-Forum in Munich on January 20-22, 2013.
  • Discussions, workshops, case studies and lectures: Over 100 international top-notch speakers meet with more than 800 influential attendees from the areas of business, culture, art, media, technology, society, politics and science.
  • Chairmen: Investor Dr. Yossi Vardi and publisher Dr. Hubert Burda
  • For further information: http://www.dld-conference.com
  • For accreditation requests: dldpress@burda.com

Background information:

DLD is Hubert Burda Media's international conference and innovation platform. DLD Media organizes Europe's leading digital conference DLD, the women's conference DLDwomen, and international network events in locations such as Palo Alto, New York, London, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing. DLD Media releases publications, online and video formats and studies on conference content and advises DLD partnerships, start-ups, investors, and institutions. Stephanie Czerny is the Managing Director who co-founded the DLD Conference in 2005.

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