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.
“Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting a temporary installation of ‘Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century’ by Douglas Coupland.
This is an ongoing body of statements Coupland has been working on, in which he has made a consistent effort to “Try and isolate what is already different in the twenty-first century mind as opposed to the twentieth.” Many of these slogans – 100 will be shown in the secondary exhibition space at the gallery — have appeared in the “Posthasteism” manifesto conference in Beijing this summer organized by Shumon Basar, Joseph Grima and Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as in the Armory Show and Coupland’s January solo exhibition at the Daniel Faria Gallery. A version of these will also be included in Coupland’s Nuit Blanche installation at Toronto City Hall.
A new series of work by Coupland will appear in the Moderna Museet Malmö’s ‘Supersurrealism’ exhibiton this fall (show essay written by Coupland) and Coupland will also be appearing in a marathon performance work organized by Obrist with the Serpentine Gallery during Frieze.”
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Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century
September 27 to October 6, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 27, 2012 6 – 8 pm
Artist in Attendance
Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue
Toronto ON M6H 4A1