Douglas Coupland Canadian artist, writer, designer and journalist
The author of the cult novel “Generation X” that became the manifesto of an entire generation; one of the engineers of the digital revolution who, as early as 20 years ago in his columns for Vice and Wired magazines, managed to anticipate the events that have become an integral part of our present-day reality; a resident of Google Cultural Institute and a winner of several awards in industrial design. Everything Coupland engages in is aimed at examining the mass culture of the present and the digital world of the near future. Upon the special invitation of Lexus Hybrid Art, one of the greatest visionaries of the modern world is coming to Russia to alter our ideas of how the future may look and how we can influence it.
Marcello Dantas LHA 2016 curator
Renowned exhibition curator and artistic director, Marcello Dantas is the name behind some of the top art shows in progress – and to come – in Brazil. He is responsible for innovating the concept of museology in Brazil bringing unprecedented doses of technology, interactivity and multimedia resources to offer the visitor what he calls “an experience of total immersion”.