This catalogue collects a wide selection of works from the Isabel and Agustin Coppel Collection (CIAC). It accompanies an exhibition of the same title, which will be held in Madrid from February 21st at the Sala de Arte Santander. The collection was created in the 1990s, initially focused on modern Mexican art. However, over time it has grown to become one of the most outstanding collections in the country, renowned for the background framework it provides for modern and contemporary international art. This is the first time that Spain has shown such a magnificent range of works, in an exhibition featuring more than one hundred and twenty drawings, photographs, video installations, paintings and sculptures, by more than fifty different artists. The curators Magnolia de la Garza and Patrick Charpenel, along with Baudelio Lara, have carefully selected the works now gathered in Mexico. While they have been brought together for this exhibition, these creations originate from many different places and contexts - as is fitting, given the overarching theme of mestizaje, meaning a fusion of cultures.