Tuesday October 10

Asia Society

6:30pm | Film Screening + Discussion

Global Collecting Conversation: The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg

One of the leading collectors of contemporary Chinese art is the Swiss businessman and diplomat Uli Sigg. This documentary is a history of China’s recent opening to the West, and of the West’s embrace of Chinese contemporary art, through the eyes of Sigg and the artists he championed. Artists including Ai Weiwei, Cao Chong’en, Cao Fei, Gang Lijun, Feng Mengbo, Shao Fan, Wang Guangyi and Zeng Fanzhi are interviewed along with curators, diplomats, architects and business colleagues. Followed by a conversation with artists and the art collector Uli Sigg. Film Courtesy Icarus Films.
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Still from “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg.” Courtesy of Icarus Films.