Douglas Coupland’s everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything
Douglas Coupland's show at the Vancouver Art Gallery (@vanartgallery) is highly interactive. “It’s creatively satisfying to crowdsource objects,” the artist says. “In this show I have works made from crowd-sourced Lego, chewing gum, plastic bottle lids and cigarette foil. Anything can be beautiful.”
Visitors to the show have been encouraged to take pictures and share them with the #CouplandVan hashtag. “Much of the show is based on how we’re all collectively changing the way we see the world,” Douglas says. “Not allowing smart-phone photography seemed ridiculous. People focus in on what suits them the most. It’s interesting for me to see which slogans in the Slogan Room are posted the most.”
everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything closes on September 1.
A couple of days after the release of 50 Cent and G Unit’s incendiary “Ah Shit,” a superstar cast of rappers and singers have combined to record a more reflective song about the shooting of Michael Brown and the events of the last couple of weeks in Ferguson. The track’s called “Don’t Shoot,” and it’s credited to The Game, with a featured list that goes like this: Diddy, Rick Rozay, 2 Chains, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT. It’s not bad, either.