Whether you’re interested in contemporary architecture, poetry, urbanism, theory, or visual art, you can find them all in Bridge Journal. This independent Chicago journal was founded to nurture and promote contemporary inter-disciplinary artistic practices and is rooted in the vanguard publications of the past.
With editor Michael Workman at the helm, each edition of Bridge Journal is a meticulously designed, hardcover volume filled with beautiful images and intriguing dialogues about the relevance of art in our time and its power to be expansive, provocative and cooperative.
We are offering a limited number of copies of Bridge, in conjunction with Bridge editor Michael Workman's lecture at the Museum, tracing the legacy of PAN— the 19th century avant-garde art and literary journal on display in our galleries — to Bridge and other contemporary art publications.
Michael Workman is a choreographer, language, visual and movement artist, dance and performance artist, writer, reporter, and sociocultural critic. In addition to his work at the Chicago Tribune, Guardian US, Newcity magazine, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and elsewhere, Workman is also Director of Bridge, an artistic collective and 501 (c) (3) publishing and programming organization (bridge-chicago.org). His choreographic writing has been included in Propositional Attitudes, an "anthology of recent performance scores, directions and instructions" published by Golden Spike Press, and his Perfect Worlds: Artistic Forms & Social Imaginaries Vol. 1, the first in a 3-volume series, was released by StepSister Press in October 2018 with a day-long program of performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Most recently, two of his scores were accepted for publication in a special edition of the Notre Dame Review focusing on the work of participants in the &NOW Festival of Innovative Writing.