Mexico: Expected/Unexpected
Isabel and Agustín Coppel collection


This exhibition of the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection in 2008 at La maison rouge attempts to explore contemporary Mexican art from a point of view that simultaneously underlines the intense dialogue with its canonical predecessors that characterizes it and the international landscape to which it also belongs. Mexico: Expected/Unexpected attempts thus to explore a possible definition of Mexican contemporary art with works that dialogue with and overcome that notion as a stable category. In a movement that echoes what seems to be taking place in other areas of Mexican culture such as film and literature, the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection –as well as this exhibition- operate as a sort of mirror that projects an image of contemporary Mexican art that is unstable, rich, complex, unpredictable, in which tradition and innovation are in constant interplay.

Co-edition La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert – Fage Editions
Authors: Monica Amor, Carlos Basualdo, Sabina Berman, Elmer Mendoza
Published in 2008
Bilingual edition (english/french)
16.0 x 22.0 cm
180 pages, 175 illustrations
ISBN: 9782849751466