This June 2021, we will oversee installation of a timeline development mural for the Assembly Zones program designed by Bob Faust and Faust, Ltd. that wraps around the façade of the Evanston Art Center building. The mural will showcase architectural drawings and materials from the collaborative project team of the Assembly Zones initiative, as well as materials received through the Your Turn campaign. Mural to remain in place through Sept 2021.
Our first volume of our 21st year of the Bridge Journal will be produced by the core artist collaborative team and released at this event, with section editors publishing research and imagining materials related to Assembly Zones, including writing and architectural drawings, documentation and additional materials related to the project’s current and precedents.
Special thanks to Back Alley Jazz for recommendations on our jazz programming throughout.
Saturday June 19
Evanston Art Center and Assembly Zones are proud to present a Mural Installation Launch, Opening & Bridge V.21, N.1 Journal Release!
A listening station utilizing Mat Rappaport’s Range Mobile Lab will be set up throughout the day’s events, with a looped video program of local artists projected in the windows. Copies of the new Bridge volume will be available for purchase.
→ 11am // Guided Mural Tour & Discussion ……… Tour of the mural panels and discussion of how they relate to the evolution of the Assembly Zones project, with commentary by the architects, writers, thinkers and others involved in its conception and realization.
→ 12:15pm // Bridge / LOCUS Readings ………………. Readings by poets and writers selected by Bridge in partnership with the LOCUS series, curated by Whitney LaMora.
- Emma Casey, reading her short story from the Bridge Journal, “Pacing,”
- Mo Santiago,
- & others tba.
→ 1pm // Movement Matters Artists Roundtable: Selections from the Journal …….. This long-running Bridge program hosted by Michael Workman, the Movement Matters symposia (https://www.bridge-chicago.org/movement-matters) investigates work at the intersection of dance, performance, politics, policy and issues related to the body.
This iteration of the Movement Matters series will focus on the themes of the Bridge Journal Volume 21, number 1. Artists and writers who edit the various sections from the Bridge Journal and their contributions will discuss how their work for the current volume relate to its overarching themes, including the role of artists around the world in agitating for democracy and social justice, the Assembly Zones initiative, and more.
- Ionit Behar, Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum, Doctoral Candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Lecturer in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
- Michelle Kranicke, dance artist, founder of Zephyr Dance and co-founder of SITE/less Chicago,
- Dianna Frid, artist and Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, art department,
- David Sundry, artist, architect and co-founder of SITE/less Chicago.
- Michael Workman
→ 2:30pm // Bridge Presents: Jazz Recommends with the Andy Pratt and Joe Policostro Duo ……… A showcase of Chicago musicians, DJs and other talent recommended by those in the know.