Episode 776: Teresa Silva, Holly Cahill, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Episode 776: Teresa Silva, Holly Cahill, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid


This week we check in on Tiger Strikes Asteroid with curators Teresa Silva and Holly Cahill. we examine collective art action, the network, Mana contemporary art space, and  the half 46 person group show “It Feels Like The First Time.”


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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/16-9/22)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/16-9/22)

1. Jin Lee: Views & Scenes September 18, 2021-January 2, 2022 Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St   2. Claudia Hart: The Unfolding September 19, 1-4PM Haynes: 3050 S Haynes Ct   3. Yoonshin Park: Passing hours, space in between, I am breathing...

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Episode: 775 Seitu Hayden


Seitu Hayden. Chicago illustrator extraordinaire and long time indie comic supporter. We talk about his 50 years in the independent publishing spaces, black comics, and some of the bright lights that made the scene happen. Hayden’s works were included in the MCA’s Chicago Comics:1960 to Now and the book “It’s Life as I See it: Black Cartoonists in Chicago, 1940–1980.”

Episode 774: Chris Ware and Tim Samuelson


…meanwhile, in the least mysterious city on the planet (apparently Chicago), Duncan and Ryan panel with the overmodest Artist/Cartoonist Chris Ware and Chicago’s cultural historian emeritus Tim Samuelson about the storied origins of the Chicago comic scene. In this harrowing episode our protagonists discuss a triumvirate of collaborative projects: the Chicago Cultural Center’s, “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life 1880-1960”, the forthcoming exhibit at Wrightwood 659

“Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright”, and an eponymous interminable exhibition of Samuelson’s personal historical ephemera curated by Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Episode 772: Diana Guerrero-Maciá

This week Bad @ Sports Center is winnowed down to skeleton crew, with Ryan Peter Miller chewing the fat with the ever vital Diana Guerrero-Maciá. Fresh from receiving a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, Guerrero-Maciá discusses her studio practice which includes slow-craft processes in painting, textiles, drawing, print, and sculptural objects. With new work recently completed for two exhibitions, High Touch, at John Michael Kohler Art Center and Light Falls Fast at Traywick Contemporary, this is a hearty conversation.

Episode 771: Foundation with Kayvon Tehranian and Lindsay Howard


This week Bad at Sports attempts to get to the bottom of whether foundation.app is a marketplace, a platform, or a cultural hall. Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie are joined by Kayvon Tehranian, CEO and Lindsey Howard, Head of Community who are lighting our way towards how artists can get paid for their content while creating a new way to sell and consume art works, and just maybe, building a new internet in the meantime.

Duncan is trying to convince Lindsay to start a book club. If you’re interested slide something into his DMs.


1. Douglas R. Ewart September 10, 5-8PM Experimental Sound Studio: 5925 N Ravenswood Ave 2. D. Rosen & Vanessa Viruet: Class & Classification September 10, 5-9PM Roots & Culture: 1034 N Milwaukee Ave   3. This is what we know so far  September 10,...


1. Michiko Itatani: Personal Codes: Virtual Cube in the Kitchen September 5, 4-7PM 4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave 2. Bea Fremderman: Barren Island September 4, 6-9PM Prairie: 2055 W Cermak Rd   3.Oasis September 4, 6-9PM ACRE at Drama Club: 2439-41 S...

Sub-rural # 6 Kendra Paitz Interview

By Paul Krainak Kendra Paitz has worked at University Galleries at Illinois State University since 2003, beginning as curatorial intern, graduate assistant, curator, curator of exhibitions, senior curator, and as of 2018, director and chief curator. Colleagues have...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/12-8/18)

  1. Recuerdos August 14, 6-9PM Co-Prosperity Sphere: 3219 S Morgan St Work by: Juan Arango Palacios, Lissette Bustamante and Moises Salazar 2. Daniel Flood and Marc Benja: Hard/Soft August 13, 5-10PM Oliva Gallery: 3816 W Armitage Ave 3. I Sense Something Has...


1. Start a Reaction August 7, 4:30-7:30PM Nuclear Energy Sculpture Plaza, Hyde Park: 5625 S Ellis Ave Work by: Eiko Otake, and Judd Morrissey, in collaboration with Taylor Shuck and Abraham Avnisan   2. Take It From Here August 6, 6-9PM Filter Photo: 1821 W...

Sub-rural #5 Jean-Jacques Lebel Book Review

  By Paul Krainak Laurel Jean Fredrickson’s biographical narrative and analysis of artist/writer/provocateur Jean-Jacques Lebel leaves few stones unturned in an account of the surprisingly underrecognized, yet pivotal, French artist from the 1960s. Lebel was a...


1. Dreamscapes: Imaginings of a Black Pastoral July 30, 4-9PM Roots & Culture: 1034 N Milwaukee Ave     2. Kathleen Gallo: Brushes With Death: Examining the Human Condition August 1, 5:30-9:30PM International Museum of Surgical Science: 1524 N Lake Shore...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/22-7/28)

1. Andrea Coleman and Warith Taha: A Composition of Memory July 24, 4-7PM FLXST Contemporary: 2251 S Michigan Ave 2. Erwin Overes & Lisa Stefaniak: Curtain Call July 24, 1-4PM Gallery Studio Oh!: 4839 N Damen Ave   3. Lorraine Peltz: Summer Bounce July 23,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/15-7/21)

1. Whitfield Lovell: The Spell Suite July 17-September 25, 2021 South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave 2. Kara Walker: Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage through the South and Reconfigured for the Benefit of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such...