Episode 98: Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City

July 15, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week Duncan and Richard talk to Julie Rodrigues Widholm and a number of the artists from the hot hot hot new show at the MCA – Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City.

Duncan talks to Packard Jennings about his residency at ThreeWalls.

Richard is turning into Ed Anger.



Packard Jennings
Ed Anger
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Daniel Guzman
Gabriel Orozco
The Kinks
William S. Burroughs
Joseph Beuys
Los Super Elegantes
Carlos Amorales
Pablo Helguera
Mess Hall
Simon Anderson
Temporary Services
New Art Examiner
San Francisco Chronicle
Shepard Fairey
Hot Topic

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13 thoughts on “Episode 98: Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City”

  1. Bill Dolan says:

    So I was listening to the podcast while drinking a Diet Pepsi Max™ and thought that I should contribute something to this fine Blog and let out a big yawn. Then I thought, what if people posted pictures of their yawns on the web! What a cool thing to do while drinking a Diet Pepsi Max™! So Wake Up People and join the Yawn-a-thon at http://www.wakeuppeople.com/

  2. Richard says:


    I’m not sure if the Bad at Sports Big yawn contest is a great marketing ploy…

  3. Bill Dolan says:

    Sorry, didn’t mean that the yawn contest was a reflection of the show. In fact it was just the opposite. I look forward to catching the Mexico City show at the MCA and enjoyed the interview with Packard Jennings. I was just inspired by the interview to appropriate my post for some guerilla marketing. For some reason Diet Pepsi Max was the first thing that popped in my head. They’ve turned yawning into part of their branding. My thought is to advertise products in my blog posts, then bill the sponsors. So, Chris, if you can give me some of the web stats, I could use them in my pitch to Pepsi. 😉

  4. Richard says:

    I think yawning was part of the marketing scheme for meth as well!

  5. bee ay el zee ay cee says:

    Maybe it needed some meth?

  6. Richard says:

    Meth all around.

  7. Gina Beavers says:

    Hey guys. I love the show!! I am former Chicagoan, SAIC student now living in New York and I’ve been listening for over a year now. Thank you. You rock!!!

    I love Packard Jennings’ bible stickers. It reminds me of an interview I read with Ian McKellan (the actor) where he said he tears out the pages from Leviticus (where it supposedly denounces homosexuality) in every bible at every hotel where he stays:)

  8. Richard says:

    Thanks Gina!

  9. ODB says:

    My favorite part of BAS is counting how many times Duncan uses the word “contextualize” during each podcast. I’m thinking of turning it into a drinking game.

  10. Richard says:

    Sweet. Several drinking games already exist for Bad at Sports. They have a Bad at Sports night at Art Bar in NYC.

    1. The expletive game. Sadly this one has already claimed the lives of 15 due to accute alcohol poisoning.

    2. The Canadian Whiskey – bashing blitz: Everytime someone says somethign mean about Canada you take a drink.

    3. The Trope Tequila challenge. Everytime someone says Trope you take a drink.

    4. The Boring Beer Challenge. Anytime an interview gets dull you drink beer until it is entertaining again. BAS’s hosts are partial to this one.

  11. Steve Hamann says:

    In response to the kick ass work shown in the MCA poster, I am currently getting my 2 year old son a full body tattoo. Did you know that tattoos are ½ price if you are under 12?

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