May 18 2018
Apr 30 2019
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6G 3E2
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The National Portrait

Jun 29 2018
Aug 19 2018
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1N 0C5
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More Than Real: Art in the Digital Age

The 2018 Summit publication will launch at the Moderna Museet on 1 June 2018 at 17.00 with a talk by curator Lars Bang Larsen on the intersection of art and technology. Contributors to the publication include artists Ed Atkins, Douglas Coupland, Olafur Eliasson, Pamela Rosenkranz and Anicka Yi; curators Karen...
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PressThe Globe and Mail

Dear Canadians, your addiction to plastic needs a cure

Since 2007, I’ve been visiting the Vale do Javari Indigenous reserve deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon for my film and protection campaign Tribes on the Edge. There, I’ve seen what it is to live a non-disposable lifestyle. There it becomes easy to appreciate just how much unnecessary...
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Plastic is choking our world, and Douglas Coupland's unprecedented new installation shows how

Step into Coupland's Vortex, which is taking over the Vancouver Aquarium for the next year
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PressThe Globe & Mail

Douglas Coupland hauls a piece of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the Vancouver Aquarium

Douglas Coupland’s new installation at the Vancouver Aquarium is as playful as one expects from the pop-culture polymath, but it may also be the most didactic work of his visual-art career.
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Douglas Coupland explores impact of plastic waste in oceans in new Vancouver Aquarium exhibit

Artist designed Vortex to help visualize Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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EssayThe Guardian

Why I filled a 50,000-litre aquarium with plastic debris

When Douglas Coupland saw debris from the Japanese earthquake washing up in Canada, he became fascinated by the centrality of plastic in our lives – and began to pick it up
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PressDaily Hive

Douglas Coupland unveiling new installation at Vancouver Aquarium this week

Acclaimed Canadian artist Douglas Coupland is gearing up for the launch of his new exhibition highlighting ocean plastic pollution at the Vancouver Aquarium this week. The year-long installation, Vortex, will highlight the environmental issue of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, and the impact it has on marine life and...
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PressThe Star Vancouver

Douglas Coupland’s new show calls for ‘fundamental change’ to plastic use as scientists raise alarm over secondary microplastics

After spending more than a year focusing on the global crisis of ocean plastic pollution, Canadian artist Douglas Coupland is more optimistic than ever.
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PressGeorgia Straight

Photos: Douglas Coupland tackles marine-pollution crisis with playful, plastic-packed installation

Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland poses with a 50,000-litre water installation from Vortex, a new exhibit at the Vancouver Aquarium that explores the public's relationship with disposable plastics.
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PressThe Art Newspaper

Douglas Coupland’s work in plastic is fantastic

The writer and artist unveils an ecological work inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a 3D-printed national portrait of Canada
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PressVancouver Sun

New Douglas Coupland art installation unveiled this month at Vancouver Aquarium

Famous writer and local artist Douglas Coupland’s latest art installation, an interpretation of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch called Vortex, will be unveiled later this month at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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PressGeorgia Straight

Douglas Coupland to debut art installation at Vancouver Aquarium tackling issue of marine pollution

Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland is expected to unveil a new art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium on May 18 that will draw attention to the mounting issue of marine pollution.
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To Infinity and beyond

The best of the group could be the Daniel Faria Gallery, an expansive commercial gallery with a penchant for displaying works of heavy-hitters such as Douglas Coupland. The West Coast artist’s new show, Tsunami, was recently featured.
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Electronic Superhighway

Nov 08 2017
Mar 19 2018
MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Av. Brasília
Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
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PressBusiness in Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium sees bright post-cetacean future

The exhibit we’re doing this time is unusual because instead of hiring a scientist to curate the exhibit, it’s Douglas Coupland – one of Canada’s premier conceptual artists.
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Douglas Coupland To Adapt His Own Novel ‘The Gum Thief’ As A Feature

Generation X author Douglas Coupland is to adapt his own novel The Gum Thief as a feature film after striking a deal with J.B Sugar’s No Equal Entertainment.
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PressVancouver Sun

Douglas Coupland, Ocean Wise team up for plastics exhibition at Vancouver Aquarium

Internationally-acclaimed artist and novelist Douglas Coupland is teaming up with Ocean Wise for a new exhibition at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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The Medium Is the Message

Generation X author Douglas Coupland explores the ideas, sound and vision of media seer Marshall McLuhan who in the 1960s coined the phrases "the medium is the message" and "the global village". Marshall McLuhan was the first great prophet of what would become digital mass media and indeed the global...
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PressThe Guardian


The mood for this part of the collection was equal parts Mr Robot’s eCorp, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror and Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs.
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I no longer remember my pre-internet brain

Six years ago, I hosted an evening YouTube event at a Vancouver nightclub. My idea was for the audience and I to view a huge screen linked to my laptop and, collectively, plummet into the internet rabbit hole, with participants calling out unexpected links and destinations along the way, and...
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12 Trees: Let There Be Light

Nov 17 2017
Jan 07 2018

111 Queens Park
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 2C7
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PressBBC Radio

The Age of Earthquakes

Jarvis chats to Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar about the book The Age of Earthquakes which they published with art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and graphic designer Wayne Daly.
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Douglas Coupland wants no one 'alienated' by his massive Telus Sky public art

Renowned artist and author Douglas Coupland says he's tried to ensure people can connect with his new Calgary art exhibit. Coupland is building an LED art installation called Northern Lights on two sides of the under-construction, downtown Telus Sky building, which is set to open next year.
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The Extreme Present

Oct 01 2017
Dec 01 2017

Via Modane 16
Torino, Piemonte, Italy
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PressCanadian Architect

Douglas Coupland to create Calgary’s largest public artwork

Renowned Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland will add a new work of global significance to Calgary’s vibrant public art scape. ‘Northern Lights’, a 160,000 square foot LED-based art installation at the new TELUS Sky tower, will become the biggest public art piece in Calgary. TELUS Sky is set to...
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PressToronto Star

Towering Christmas tree stands outside Gardiner Museum

A 12 metre white spruce erected in front of the Gardiner Museum, the largest yet.
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Sofia Coppola / MarcJacobs / Maripol / Douglas Coupland / Terry Jones / Toscanini / Edited by David Owen – A playful celebration of one of the most irreverent labels in fashion and design. Fifty years after its founding by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, the iconic Milanese fashion label is...
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TORSO and Douglas Coupland’s Social X-Ray of Post-Millennial Behavior

In a fake news anthropological study for SSENSE, TORSO charts the suburbs of Ohio, home to both Abercrombie & Fitch and America’s most swing electorate. With a libretto by Douglas Coupland, Generation X author, the story explores the futuristic, post-millennial potential of the space outside of cities. To be in...
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No Ticket Needed: A Tour of Vancouver's Public Art

You don’t need a ticket to see one of the greatest contemporary art collections in North America. Just a good pair of flats, and maybe your Google Maps. Vancouver, British Columbia is famous for its outdoor attractions, like its sea wall, and an honest-to-god rainforest in the middle of the...
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Friday Sep 08 2017
12 00 AM
12 00 AM
Boghossian Foundation
Franklin Rooseveltlaan 67
Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
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