Public Lecture: The Sigg Collection and its Public Intermediation

In his lecture, Uli Sigg speaks about the history of his collection, its intermediary role between various kinds of exhibitions and publications, as wella s its contribution to the history of Chinese contemporary art.


As Swiss entrepreneur, art collector, patron, and former Swiss Ambassador to China, Uli Sigg is one of the principal figures in the history of Chinese contemporary art. He si considered the most important collector and is one of the foremost experts in the field. During both his time as a businessman in China in the 70s and as a diplomat between 1995 and 1998, he collected over 2,,200 works. His collection documents the development of Chinese contemporary art since its inception.


One precondition of Uli Sigg’s collection was the establishment of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 1997. The majority of the collection has been bequeathed to the M+ Museum for its 20th and 21st Century Visual Culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, which is currently under construction. 


Speaker: Dr Uli Sigg, art collector, rower, patron, Founder of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)


*Date/Time: 3:30pm, 20 March, 2016

Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (G/F, Wah Kin Mansion, 18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong)
Free Admission


*Kindly note that the original 5:30pm session is now full. There are a few seats left for the new session at 3:30pm. It is not guaranteed that walk-ins could be entertained. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Connecting Space Hong Kong
Contact person: Stephanie Ng
Phone: 9072 6901

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