Swiss collector Uli Sigg, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ringier Group, has taken a keen interest in China and its culture since the late 1970s. Together with his wife Rita, he has been building a collection devoted exclusively to Chinese art since the mid-1990s, and can justly be regarded as a pioneer in this field. Having initially concentrated on the acquisition of new art, Sigg soon began to extend his collection to include ‘historic’ works of Chinese avant-garde art from the 1980s and early 90s.
This show provides an overview of a quarter of a century of Chinese avant-garde art (1979–2005). Huang Yongping, Wang Guangyi, Gu Wenda, Zhang Peili, Xu Bing, and Geng Jianyi, Huang Rui, Ma Desheng, Wang Keping, Song Dong, Ai Weiwei, Zhang Peili, Weng Fen, Fang Lijun are among the artists whose works are on view.
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