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M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art

Event Category: Visual Arts

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M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art



Programme Description

M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art is a rigorously curated exhibition of highlights from the M+ Sigg Collection. This research-based exhibition spans forty years and is the first to tell the fascinating stories behind the emergence and the development of Chinese contemporary art in a chronological format – from the efforts of self-organised collectives in the late Cultural Revolution, to the radical experiments in the 1990s and the vibrant art scene of present-day China. Comprising more than 80 works of various formats and mediums – painting, ink art, sculpture, photography, video and installation – the exhibition offers multiple entry points and crystallises one of the most remarkable art historical phenomena from the last half-century.


This exhibition is the inaugural presentation of the M+ Sigg Collection, a cornerstone of the M+ Collection. Consisting of 1,510 Chinese contemporary artworks, the M+ Sigg Collection was acquired in June 2012 through a donation and purchase agreement with Dr. Uli Sigg, a leading collector of Chinese contemporary art. A coherently and systematically built museum-quality collection, it functions as a historical document of one of the most dynamic periods in modern China.


As part of the exhibition, M+ will present a series of learning programmes including a talk, guided tours, and events for teachers, to encourage audiences to have a deeper engagement with and understanding of the exhibition, and to offer a broader context for discussion in the exploration of Chinese contemporary art.


Artists in this exhibition (in alphabetical order) include: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Chen Shaoxiong, Chi Xiaoning, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun, Feng Guodong, Geng Jianyi, Hai Bo, Hu Qingyan, Huang Rui, Huang Yong Ping, Kan Xuan, Li Shan, Liang Yuanwei, Lin Yilin, Liu Heung Shing, Liu Jianhua, Liu Wei (b.1965), Liu Wei (b.1972), Liu Xiaodong, Lu Qing, Ma Desheng, Qiu Shihua, Shi Xinning, Song Dong, Wang Guangle, Wang Guangyi, Wang Jin, Wang Keping, Wang Peng, Wang Xingwei, Weng Fen, Xing Danwen, Xu Zhen, Yan Lei, Yang Fudong, Yangjiang Group, Yin Xiuzhen, Yu Hong, Yu Youhan, Yue Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhan Wang, Zhang Huan, Zhang Peili, Zhang Wei, Zhang Xiaogang, Zheng Guogu, and Zheng Ziyan.



Programme Details

Date: 23 February - 5 April, 2016

Time: 11am - 8pm (open till 7pm on 2, 10, 15 March; 5pm on 5 April)

Venue: ArtisTree (1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay)




Free Admission



Programme Enquiry


Tel: 2200 0174

Email: m+@wkcda.hk

Website: Link to M+ Sigg Collection Exhibition