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.
Douglas Coupland (born 1961) is a Canadian novelist. Since 1991, he has written thirteen novels published in most languages. He has written on visual art for the New York Times, ArtForum, the New Republic, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Moderna Museet and the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian. In 2000 Coupland recommenced a visual practice that merges art with design and text. A specific feature of Coupland’s overall work is its synthesis of high culture, popular culture, technology, post modern spirituality, media systems and mass communications. Acting as a cultural commentator, Coupland’s talk will draw on his art practice to address the notion of “public” and “private”, fiction and non-fiction.
The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8
November 28, 2012 7:00pm
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Free for Members