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Douglas Coupland Speaks! Part Two (or..the Ramblings of an Icon)

Last week we posted HERE part one of our conversation with Douglas Coupland. In this post, Coupland talks about his collecting habits, coming from a “guns-and-ammo” family, his interest in nuclear culture and his new TV mini-series, among other things. Douglas Coupland’s tiny cubes of 100 stamps. Image: VoCA Coupland brings out a bowl filled with small cubes of 100
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Vancouver Art: The Drop

This is a lovely sculpture outside Vancouver’s convention centre overlooking Burrard Inlet. Titled The Drop, it “pays homage to the element of water and the untamable forces of nature which are omnipresent in Vancouver.” It’s by the German public art group Inges Idee, four artists – Hans Hemmert, Axel Lieber, Thomas Schmidt and George Zey, and it’s their first installation
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VoCA Goes to Vancouver! (and meets Douglas Coupland)

Stay tuned for an interview with Douglas Coupland, author, artist, fan-of-Warhol and recent author of a book on McLuhan. Some of Coupland’s recent artworks.

Douglas Coupland in the News

This week, the Guardian interviews author and artist Douglas Coupland about his upcoming new novel, Generation A. Read the interview HERE. Douglas Coupland, Talking Sticks, 2009. Image: As the article notes, Coupland’s real passion is his artistic practice. He shows with the Clark Faria Gallery in Toronto and Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver. His work is brightly coloured, very
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Public Art: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One of Toronto’s more interesting public artworks, Douglas Coupland’s War of 1812, at the corner of Fleet and Bathurst streets. Image: At meetings of the Toronto Public Art Committee (of which I’m a member), we hear art consultants propose the latest public art projects for the city. These projects can present a challenge to both the consultant and the
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