Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. His first novel in 1991 was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland’s novels and visual work synthesize high and low culture, web technology, religion, and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.
A show curated by Shumon Basar, Joseph Grima, Hans Ulrich Obrist and The Pavilion.
At the end of 2011, Hans Ulrich Obrist announced that, together with the curators and writers Shumon Basar and Joseph Grima, they had founded a new movement called “Posthastism”. The movement is based on what they describe as a “sudden feeling of posthaste”: a collective impetus to go beyond haste. To de-accelerate.
On June 22, 2012 this urge will be channeled into the Beijing context and the three founders, in collaboration with The Pavilion, will start to map a trajectory of Posthastism as a mode of practice in contemporary China.
Exploring the different rhythms and velocities of the city and its related environments, as well as the vectors that connect it to a global web, with support from the Goethe-Institut China, the event will investigate the ways in which the Posthastism resonates with contemporary life and
Opens June 22, 2012
2503 – B-Building 2, Northern District
Pingod Community, No.32
Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District Beijing 100022, China
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