CHINESE WHISPERS: Recent Art from the Sigg Collection

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CHINESE WHISPERS: Recent Art from the Sigg Collection

Vienna

CHINESE WHISPERS: Recent Art from the Sigg Collection
to Sun 26 May 2019
Tue 10am-10pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
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An exhibition by the MAK, Vienna in dialogue with the collector Uli Sigg and in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee

With CHINESE WHISPERS: Recent Art from the Sigg Collection a comprehensive exhibition on Chinese contemporary art is coming to Vienna.

Chinese Whispers MAK

Uli Sigg has been following the development of contemporary art in China since the late 1970s. In the mid-1990s, he started putting together the world’s most significant and representative collection of Chinese art. A business journalist, entrepreneur, and Swiss ambassador to China, North Korea, and Mongolia (1995–1998), he had the chance to take a look behind the scenes of the social and economic developments dedicated to both tradition and the future, as China’s vision of a new Silk Road shows. Cultural and sociopolitical values form the frame of reference of the MAK exhibition. The museum creates a discursive platform by contrasting works from the Sigg Collection with objects from the MAK Collection. This interplay highlights China’s contemporary art production as well as its aesthetic or iconographic references. The historical object becomes a vision machine for the contemporary.

Curator: Bärbel Vischer, Curator, MAK Contemporary Art Collection

Ai Weiwei, Descending Light with A Missing Circle, 2017 © Ai Weiwei, Photo: Bruno Bühlmann, Foto Jung, Sursee/Switzerland
 
 

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