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DLD 2013: Patterns that Connect

January 16, 2013

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

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 Holler, 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 Holler, 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,
        - 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.

        For further inquires please contact:
        Katharina Kirsch
        Hubert Burda Media
        Corporate Communications
        Arabellastrasse 23
        81925 Munich, Germany
        Phone: +49-89-9250-2065
        Email: dldpress@burda.com

SOURCE Hubert Burda Media

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