Farrah Karapetian selected for OVERRIDE | A BILLBOARD PROJECT for EXPO CHICAGO 2019
SEPTEMBER 9 – 29, 2019
Sept. 9, 2019
Farrah Karapetian is one of fifteen artists selected for OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, a citywide public art initiative presented by EXPO CHICAGO 2019 and the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Her video, "The Gesture of Wishing," 2019, is displayed citywide throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN), the exhibition running to align with the 8th annual exposition. The video will be on view until September 29, 2019.
Placing artwork within this public context and the broader presentation of billboard advertising, OVERRIDE takes its name from industry terminology referring to the continuation of an outdoor advertising program beyond a contracted period. Fully integrated into the language of advertising and local familiar signage, each of the works included within the OVERRIDE program present the opportunity for artists to intercept and push the boundaries of how visual culture is disseminated in our increasingly image-based environment.