Bad at Sports

Founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder, Chicago-based artist collective Bad at Sports is best known for its weekly podcast featuring artists and “art worlders” talking about contemporary art and the community that participates in it. The group’s project at CAM will consist of a series of live interviews with members of the St. Louis art community as well as an installation featuring the reconstruction of a previous interview with famed contemporary artist Jeff Wall. Bad at Sports shares artist Jeremy Deller’s sense of irreverence and interactivity, making their presentation an ideal closing complement to Jeremy Deller: Joy in People, on view in the Main Galleries this spring.

Interview Schedule

Wednesday, April 24

  • 6:00 PM      Lisa Melandri, Director, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Thursday, April 25

  • 10:00 AM    Gretchen Wagner, Curator, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
  • 1:00 PM      Juan William Chavez, Founder and Director, Northside Workshop
    Kiersten Torrez, Director of Programming & Sustainability, Northside Workshop
  • 3:00 PM      Daniel McGrath, Director, Isolation Room/Gallery Kit
    Dana Turkovic, Curator, Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, and Curator of Exhibitions, Laumeier Sculpture Park

Friday, April 26

  • 10:00 AM    Roseann Weiss, Director of Community Art & Public Art Initiatives, St. Louis Regional Arts Commission
  • 1:00 PM      Susan Barrett, Director, World Chess Hall of Fame
  • 3:00 PM      Jessica Baran, Director, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, and Art Critic

Bad at Sports has worked with more than 400 interviewees and has made presentations at Expo Chicago (2012); NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach (2011 and 2010); apexart, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (both 2010).

Bad at Sports is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator.