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In the words of Douglas Coupland, KNOWING EVERYTHING TURNS OUT TO BE SLIGHTLY BORING, and A LACK OF SHAME IS RESISTANCE. From big data to democracy, his ongoing slogan series presents the topics of our times with bracing, provocative wit and graphic impact. Laid out one per page against a spectrum of solid colors, these statements revisit the work of Jenny Holzer through a 21st-century filter. In just a few words each time, Coupland makes sense of our culture at large. In addition to existing slogans, the book reveals ten exclusive slogans and an original essay by the artist.
Douglas Coupland, who lives and works in Vancouver, has authored 13 books that are highly entertaining and tap into the zeitgeist. From writing and performing for the Royal Shakespeare Company to creating mixed media art subsequently showcased in two museum retrospectives, he is a creative polymath who has a clear-eyed view of popular culture. Among many distinctions, he is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.