This exhibition, entitled México: esperado / inesperado, displayed works from the collection of the collector couple Isabel and Agustín Coppel. It revealed the function of a collection as a tool of knowledge and reflection, while attempting to draw out a definition of Mexican contemporary art.
The exhibition assembled work by Mexican artists as well as international names who for the most part had never or rarely exhibited in Belgium. Different themes emerged from the selection, such as nature, the city or the relationship with death. The exhibition examined the survival of cultural traits of Mexican civilisation as well as current concerns and problems that are more sociological and political.
Artists: Doug Aitken, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, John Baldessari, Lothar Baumgarten, Iñaki Bonillas, Miguel Calderón, Maurizio Cattelan, Lygia Clark, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, William Eggleston, Flor Garduño, Kendell Geers, Dan Graham, Enrique Guzmán, Jonathan Hernández, Graciela Iturbide, Terence Koh, Helen Levitt, Marepe, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jorge Méndez Blake, Ana Mendieta, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Hélio Oiticica, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Jack Pierson, Ricardo Rendón, Pedro Reyes, Ed Ruscha, Maruch Sántiz Gómez, Stephen Shore, Melanie Smith, Simon Starling, Thomas Struth, Tercerunquinto, Tatiana Trouvé, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Pae White, Mariana Yampolsky.
Exhibition Curator: Carlos Basualdo