Douglas Coupland to speak in Toronto

The Power Plant presents a lecture by Douglas Coupland as part of its ongoing International Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned artists, critics and curators to Toronto. This lecture will take place from 7:00pm to 8:30om on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are $12, and free for all members of The Power Plant.

Douglas Coupland (born 1961) will act as a cultural commentator during his talk, which will draw on his art practice to address the notion of “public and private, fiction and non-fiction. Coupland is a Canadian novelist who has published 13 books in many languages. He has written on visual art for the New York Times, Artforum, the New Republic, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Moderna Museet and the Renwick

Gallery at the Smithsonian. In 2000, Coupland recommended a visual practice that merges art with design and text. A specific feature of Coupland’s overall work is its synthesis of high culture, popular culture, technology, postmodern spirituality, media systems, and mass communications.

Visit or call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 to purchase tickets. Please note that if an event is sold out, reserved members’ tickets that are not picked up by 6:50pm will be released.

Members are invited to bring a guest for free. Please call 416.973.4926 to reserve these tickets or to become a member of The Power Plant. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in Toronto.