Bit Rot | Exhibit | Rotterdam

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Witte de Withstraat 50
Rotterdam, ZH,
3012 BR
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Sep 11 2015
Jan 02 2016
Bit Rot is three things: A internationally traveling art exhibition, a catalogue accompanying that exhibition and a very large compendium of essays and fiction to be published in October 2016. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is proud to present Bit Rot by artist and novelist Douglas Coupland. Bit Rot is Coupland’s very first large-scale solo exhibition in Europe and will be on view from 11 September 2015 until 3 January 2016. The exhibition presents Coupland’s ‘mindscape’, combining his own work with loans from his personal collection, as well as material stemming from his recent residency at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris. An eponymous paperback collection of new and existing short stories and essays written and compiled by the artist will accompany the exhibition.


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PressThe National (United Arab Emirates)

Book review: Douglas Coupland’s Bit Rot – inside the dark heart of the information age

The line between art and technology is becoming ever more blurred. Perhaps part of the reason is that by force of necessity, art always follows money, and in 2016, technology is increasingly where the money is. As the greatest of internet behemoths, it stands to reason that Google would get...
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The Living Internet and a David Bowie mask bought on eBay

as an artist you can imagine your way in and out of situations that seem, on a conscious level, unfixable. But these words can also apply to all people in all walks of life. They’re universal.
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PressFrieze Magazine

Bit Rot

Bit Rot's visual imagery abounds with references to the 1960s and '70s – the Vietnam war, Warhol’s pop art – as well as media reports stretching up to 9/11 and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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