In this video we attend the breakfast reception for the M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art at ArtisTree in Hong Kong. M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art is an exhibition that features highlights from the M+ Sigg Collection, the largest and the most comprehensive assemblage of Chinese contemporary art in the world, which formed part of the collection of Swiss collector Dr Uli Sigg. This research-based exhibition spans forty years and tells the stories behind the emergence and the development of Chinese contemporary art in a chronological format. Comprising more than 80 works of various formats and mediums, including painting, ink art, sculpture, photography, video and installation, the exhibition reflects the changing social era: from the efforts of self-organised collectives, including the No Name Group and Stars Group of the late Cultural Revolution operating on the periphery of the society and outside mainstream discourse, through the radical experiments of Cynical Realism and Political Pop artists under the influenc e of western consumerism in the 1990s, to the consciousness of the artists of the Olympic era bifurcated between East and West, traditional and modern and social engagement; these works are a selection of seminal pieces of contemporary Chinese art history, as well as examples from the vibrant art scene of present-day China.
M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art at ArtisTree in Hong Kong. Breakfast reception, March 22, 2016.
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The exhibition is the inaugural presentation of the M+ Sigg Collection, owned by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, in Hong Kong. Following its Hong Kong debut, the exhibition will be staged elsewhere in Asia. 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.