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The artist duo Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, known as Industry of the Ordinary, create a new video work for the Hyde Park Art Center’s facade complimenting their mid-career survey exhibition Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center until February 2013.

Through sculpture, text, photography, video and performance, Industry of the Ordinary are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian.

  • November 16, 2012 – December 16, 2012
  • Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery
Translation of I WANT TO BE ORDINARY, included in the scrolling projection on the facade.
Translation of I WANT TO BE ORDINARY, included in the scrolling projection on the facade.

About Industry of the Ordinary

Industry of the Ordinary were formed in January 2003. The two artists who make up this collaborative team, Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, have long histories as visual and performative artists, as well as curators, activists, and educators. Their projects exist in temporal terms but have also been conceived to function virtually and have a productive life through their website. They envision the site as a dynamic and autonomous entity that is constantly being updated, bringing a new dimension to the notion of their performance art activity.

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