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NOVELIST AND ARTIST DOUGLAS COUPLAND BRINGS ANYTHING IS EVERYTHING TO OCAD U

Douglas Coupland. Photo by Mark Peckmezian for MONTECRISTO Magazine
Douglas Coupland. Photo by Mark Peckmezian for MONTECRISTO Magazine

Celebrated Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer Douglas Coupland is delivering the keynote address, “Anything is Everything” at the annual conference presented by the graduate program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Histories (CADN) at OCAD U on March 6.

Coupland is the author of 13 published novels, a short story collection, seven non-fiction books and various screenplays for film and TV. His first novel was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991. His most recent novel, Worst. Person. Ever. was published in Canada and the UK in October, 2013 and launches in the U.S. in April.

The themes he explores in his visual work are similar to his ideas in print: the synthesis of high and low culture, religion and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.

The first major survey of Coupland’s visual work, “Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything” will be exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31 to September 1 of this year. The exhibition examines Coupland’s engagement with place, cultural identity and his recognition of a growing ubiquity as access to information, images and technology become more readily available.

The theme for this year’s CADN conference is “Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de) Historicizing Strategies and Contemporary Cultural Products.” The conference will ask about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity in critical engagement. Other speakers include theatre artist and communications scholar Lowell Gasoi and senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nicholas R. Bell.

Learn more:

Watch Douglas Coupland on CBC’s Q

Douglas Coupland's website

Attend the Coupland keynote

Find out more about the conference

 

Douglas Coupland: Museum of the Rapture from inkblot media on Vimeo.




Douglas Coupland. Photo by Mark Peckmezian for MONTECRISTO Magazine

Celebrated Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer Douglas Coupland is delivering the keynote address, “Anything is Everything” at the annual conference presented by the graduate program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Histories (CADN) at OCAD U on March 6.

Coupland is the author of 13 published novels, a short story collection, seven non-fiction books and various screenplays for film and TV. His first novel was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991. His most recent novel, Worst. Person. Ever. was published in Canada and the UK in October, 2013 and launches in the U.S. in April.

The themes he explores in his visual work are similar to his ideas in print: the synthesis of high and low culture, religion and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.

The first major survey of Coupland’s visual work, “Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything” will be exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31 to September 1 of this year. The exhibition examines Coupland’s engagement with place, cultural identity and his recognition of a growing ubiquity as access to information, images and technology become more readily available.

The theme for this year’s CADN conference is “Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de) Historicizing Strategies and Contemporary Cultural Products.” The conference will ask about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity in critical engagement. Other speakers include theatre artist and communications scholar Lowell Gasoi and senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nicholas R. Bell.

Learn more:

Watch Douglas Coupland on CBC’s Q

Douglas Coupland's website

Attend the Coupland keynote

Find out more about the conference

 

Douglas Coupland: Museum of the Rapture from inkblot media on Vimeo.