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Industry of the Ordinary “invites you to eat history”


About the Program

Swing through The Arts Club on Saturday to literally taste a piece of our history, as provided by Industry of the Ordinary. While you’re here, join us for a group tour of the entire club and its collection, which Industry of the Ordinary has augmented with pieces of their own.

About the Residency

Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mat Wilson) has been mediating the daily life of Chicago for over 16 years. Dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual, Brooks and Wilson use sculpture, text, photography, video, sound, and performance to challenge pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, move beyond the quotidian.

At The Arts Club of Chicago, Industry of the Ordinary is spending a week intervening within the space in a variety of ways—subtly altering the trappings of the club rooms, feeding visitors edible historical artifacts, and performing with CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn in the gallery. Their residency, titled Seven Days in March, celebrates and comments upon what is customary and usual at The Arts Club—that we might reevaluate our perception of normal vs. noteworthy.