Instagram, Grindr and Photoshop: the new film, paint and canvas?
Being greeted by a conversation emerging directly from someone’s arse isn’t entirely unfamiliar to anyone that’s ever engaged with the comments sections, chatrooms and forums of the internet. As an enormous image on a gallery wall designed to push the viewers’ eyes immediately between its bum cheeks, it’s hilarious and will doubtlessly be incessantly Instagrammed. For all these reasons, it’s a fitting opening to the Whitechapel Gallery’s superb new exhibition _Electronic Superhighway._
Douglas Coupland, Installation view of 'Slogans for the 21st Century', 2011-14, in Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2014, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery