May 18 2018
Apr 30 2019
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6G 3E2
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Sep 21 2018
Jan 13 2019
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2
København, , Denmark
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Engage Speaker Talks – Unleashing Creativity

Thursday Nov 01 2018
8 30 AM
12 00 PM
National Speakers Bureau
372 Bay St
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5H 2W9
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Jun 23 2018
Oct 14 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL, United States
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Slogans for the Twenty-First Century

Oct 07 2018
Oct 11 2018
Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920, rue Baile
Montreal, QC, Canada
H3H 2S6
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Override - A Billboard Project

Sep 17 2018
Oct 07 2018
City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

Chicago, IL, United States
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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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PressThe Globe and Mail

Gordon Smith and Douglas Coupland make art a public act

We are certainly worlds away from the days when West Vancouver was a creative enclave, where some of the West Coast’s biggest names would go to make art and design homes, for themselves or their friends.
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Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Friday Jul 06 2018
6 30 PM
9 00 PM

36 Bedford Square
London, England, United Kingdom
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Douglas Coupland scans the heads of Canadian shoppers for new large-scale project

In his quest to create a portrait of Canada, artist Douglas Coupland hit the mall – or at least, Canadian department stores. Beginning in 2015, Coupland set up shop at Simons stores across the country, where, using a bank of 3-D printers, he scanned some 1,700 shoppers, who each received a five-centimetre bust.
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PressGeorgia Straight

Photos: A sneak peek at Douglas Coupland's The National Portrait, a 3-D installation opening at the Ottawa Art Gallery June 29

Vancouver artist and writer Douglas Coupland is set to unveil The National Portrait, the result of a high-tech cross-country project, at the Ottawa Art Gallery tomorrow (June 29), in time for Canada Day.
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PressOttawa Citizen

Douglas Coupland unveils new National Portrait at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Hidden among the multi-coloured faces comprising Douglas Coupland’s latest work The National Portrait is a practical joke.
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PressCTV News

Douglas Coupland's portrait of Canada is bright, optimistic and in 3D

VANCOUVER -- A shimmering golden lumberjack look-alike. A pastel paint-streaked woman staring confidently ahead. A Cree chief proudly wearing his headdress.
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PressVancouver Is Awesome

Douglas Coupland’s portrait of Canada is bright, optimistic and in 3D

A shimmering golden lumberjack look-alike. A pastel paint-streaked woman staring confidently ahead. A Cree chief proudly wearing his headdress.
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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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