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 A coherently and systematically built museum-quality collection, it functions as a historical document of one of the most dynamic periods in modern China.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.
Weekend Public Guided Tours
Every Saturday & Sunday
(Except 5, 12 & 19 March)
Time & Language:
- Zhang Peili, X? Series No.4, 1987. Courtesy of the artist and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
- Zhang Xiaogang, Bloodline Series - Big Family No. 17, 1998 1998. Courtesy of the artist and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
- Zhang Huan, To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
- Fang Lijun, Untitled, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority