The world now makes less sense than ever. Battered by competing, non-linear narratives, we struggle to sort a constant influx of information, searching for some sense of certainty. The artwork of Canadian writer Douglas Coupland offers one coping strategy: submit to the current, accept instability, and laugh to keep from crying. A canny cultural observer, Coupland is best known as the novelist who popularized the term Generation X in the early 1990s. He has built, across a number of installations, a catalogue of bite-sized missives labelled Slogans For the 21st Century that comment on the contemporary condition: always online, surrounded but lonely, disaffected on a dying planet. The slogans are presented in bulk, as grids of bold text on bright placards reminiscent of Post-It notes. Reading them feels like a rapid-fire lecture from a crusty, avuncular Jenny Holzer. A collection of this work is currently on display at Montréal’s Canadian Center for Architecture as part of It’s All Happening So Fast, an exhibition that takes its title from one of Coupland’s slogans.