Douglas Coupland
Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland (1961) is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. He has published fourteen 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. With incisiveness and humor reminiscent of Fischli and Weiss, Coupland’s work questions contemporary issues and suggests new ways of seeing the world.

In 1991 he published his first novel, Generation X, which eventually became an international bestseller. Defining a generation with his debut, Coupland has ever since been capturing the Zeitgeist like no other.

The Cloud Is The New Infinity

With The Cloud Is The New Infinity (2017), renowned author and artist Douglas Coupland has developed for Witte de With an exclusive version of his famous Slogans for the Twenty-First Century series. His solo show Bit Rot was on view at Witte de With from 11 September 2015 – 3 January 2016. Proceeds generated from the sale of this edition partly go to the artist and partly to the institution.

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