Mexico: Expected/Unexpected

Catalog of the exhibition Mexico: Expected/Unexpected presented in La Maison Rouge, Paris, France from October 26, 2008 to January 18, 2009; Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain from July 10, 2009 to October 12, 2009; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Amsterdam, Netherlands from November 7, 2009 to January 31, 2010; BPS22, Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi, Belgium from September 11, 2010 to November 28, 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, United States from February 4, 2011 to May 14, 2011; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, United States from February 20, 2011 to May 15, 2011 and in the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C, United States from June 9, 2012 to August 12, 2012.

The exhibition was curated by Mónica Amor and Carlos Basualdo, and it shows an image of contemporary Mexican art away from stereotypes, showing it as dynamic and evolving, with a multiple, complex and unpredictable image in which tradition and innovation constantly cross.


Foreword. Hugh M. Davies and Richard P. Townsend. Page 7
Presentation by SRE. Patricia Espinosa C. Page 9
Mexico: Expected/ Unexpected. Mónica Amor and Carlos Basualdo. Page 10
Interview with Isabel and Agustín Coppel. Mónica Amor and Carlos Basualdo. Page 15
17 Global Mexicans. Sabina Berman. Page 28
Unexpected. Élmer Mendoza. Page 44
Exhibition Plates. Page 51
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Checklist. Page 130
Museum of Latin American Art Checklist. Page 132
Artists Biographies. Page 134
Prefacio. Hugh M. Davies y Richard P. Townsend. Page 159
Presentación de SRE. Patricia Espinosa C. Page 161
México: Expected/ Unexpected. Mónica Amor y Carlos Basualdo. Page 162
Entrevista a Isabel y Agustin Coppel. Mónica Amor y Carlos Basualdo. Page 166
17 Mexicanos Globales. Sabina Berman. Page 177
Unexpected. Elmer Mendoza. Page 191

ISBN: 978-0- 9801080-3- 3

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