Sep 23rd 2021

Thursday, September 23rd 6:00-7:30 pm CDT Buy Tickets In person: $16 members, $20 general public Online Access Only: $15

Michael Workman, editor of Bridge Journal, will trace the evolution of artists’ publications and manifestos. Using our exhibitions, PAN: Prints of Avant-Garde Europe 1895-1900 and William H. Bradley and The Chap-Book from the Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, as a starting point, Workman will take us through decades of intriguing and sometimes revolutionary visual, literary and social history.

[Important Note: This program will be held in-person at the Driehaus Museum and online. If the COVID environment causes us to change in-person tickets to online only, our staff will contact you.]

About Michael Workman: 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, a Chicago-based 501 (c) (3) publishing and programming organization ( 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.

About Bridge Journal: The Bridge Journal began as the publication of an eponymous artist collective, with a focus on art with some form of public utility or service, that has evolved into a 501 (c) 3 registered Illinois not for profit corporation. Members of the collective edit their own, autonomous sections, publishing and writing on and about their own work and curiosities, and work that is a matter of the collective interest, and related forms of art-making across the disciplines. Our goal is to publish a hardcover guidebook to — and archive of — the interdisciplinary art movement which it seeks to provide, in the tradition of the vanguard pamphlets of previous eras—from Tristan Tzara’s Litterature magazine to Wyndham Lewis’ Blast, and beyond.

Image Credit: (left) Franz Von Stuck (German 1863-1928), PAN cover illustration for Prospekt Buch (Prospectus), c. 1895. Woodcut.

(right) Cover of the Bridge Journal, Volume 21, Number 1, 2021. Designed by Faust, Ltd. Edited by Michael Workman, avery r. young, Andrew Schachman, Michelle Kranicke, David Sundry, Eric Chial, Kristin Mariani and Mark Tschaepe. Image courtesy Bridge.

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