Catherine Asquith Art Advisory
M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art – the first-ever chronological exhibition of the emergence of Chinese contemporary art – is now open at ArtisTree.
Through more than eighty works by fifty artists – including Ai Weiwei, Fang Lijun, Geng Jianyi, Huang Yong Ping, Zhang Peili and Zhang Xiaogang – the exhibition illustrates the evolution of Chinese contemporary art from its inception in the 1970s up to the vibrant art scene of today. The carefully curated selection of painting, sculpture, photography, performance documentation, video, installation, and multimedia from the M+ Sigg Collection also gives a glimpse of the collection that will be on display when the M+ building opens in 2019.
The M+ Sigg Collection is an extraction from Swiss collector Uli Sigg's unique collection. The Sigg Collection is universally recognised as the largest, most comprehensive and important collection in the world of Chinese contemporary art from the 1970s to the present. The collection is especially important as a historical ‘document’ of one of the most culturally dynamic periods in modern Chinese history
Accompanying the exhibition is a series of public learning programmes that includes guided tours, school tours, teachers’ workshops and a private viewing and special talk for secondary teachers.
Date and time: 23 February to 5 April, open daily 11am–8pm
Venue: ArtisTree, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong