Feb 17th 2018

EAT THIS FACE: An expressive food potluck

@ The Back Room at Kim's Corner Food

1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Saturday, February 17th, from 2PM - 5PM

On view through Sunday, February 18th

Please join us on Saturday, February 17 from 2-5pm for EAT THIS FACE, an expressive food potluck that will conclude SLIT WAVE SHEATH HEARTH in The Back Room by Chicago-based artist Robin Hustle.

For the potluck, bring a dish to share in the form of a face, building, landscape, or feelings. Foods will be documented by Robin Hustle and printed as a zine. Your offering should be aesthetically enchanting, good to eat, and appropriately portioned – the last thing we want is for food to go to waste, so please do not bring anything larger than can be enjoyed together.


Robin Hustle with Thomas Kong
December 10, 2017 – February 18, 2018

Closing Potluck Saturday February 17, 2–5PM

The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food
1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL 60626


The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is an experimental project space and repository for thousands of collage and assemblage works made by artist Thomas Kong over the past decade. Housed in an adapted storage room behind the convenience store Kong manages in Rogers Park, The Back Room began as a collaboration between Kong and artist Dan Miller in 2015, with ongoing assistance from Nathan Abhalter Smith.

Since October 2015 The Back Room has invited artists and thinkers whose practices intersect with Kong’s in various ways to produce a series of public exhibitions, events and performances in the space. These projects each proceed from a horizontal engagement with Kong’s unique art practice and working context, and are intended to develop conversations around the art field’s relationship to production, visibility, history, hierarchy and value.

Visitors to The Back Room are also welcome to view work in the archive at their leisure. The room contains a fold-out table, two chairs, and a ladder for this purpose.


The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is open to visitors from 8am–8pm daily at 1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL, 60626.

Email hello@thomaskong.biz for an appointment, or visit Kim’s Corner Food and speak to Thomas.

More information on The Back Room: http://thomaskong.biz/thebackroom/

Visit Thomas Kong’s website: http://thomaskong.biz/

Enquiries: hello@thomaskong.biz


Please note that The Back Room is not wheelchair accessible

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