Created By: The Department of Exhibition, Performance and Student Spaces|DEPS
ARTIST: Shepard Fairey
PROJECT TITLE: "We Own The Future"
LOCATION: 916 S. Wabash
ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
Columbia College Chicago has teamed up with Shepard Fairey (OBEY series, Obama HOPE) and three other Art Alliance: The Provocateurs artists to showcase their work in the Wabash Arts Corridor as part of the exhibition with Lollapalooza. Four of the top names in subversive street art—Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, POSE, and RETNA—have used the corridor as their “living urban canvas,” injecting provocative, large-scale artworks into one of Chicago’s major emerging art scenes. The outdoor art, as part of the Wabash Arts Corridor, will remain indefinitely.
“Street art and graffiti are no longer strictly defined as vandalism and deserves to be recognized as a valid and important art genre,” said Shepard Fairey, artist and curator of The Provocateurs. “It challenges the notion that public space should be dominated by advertising and government signage. Columbia College and the City of Chicago have enthusiastically supported our outdoor mural project.”
This point of interest is part of the tour: Wabash Arts Corridor