The documentary, The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, brings us into a Swiss businessman, diplomat and art collector journey in exploring his admiration towards Chinese contemporary art. How does Uli perceive the Chinese art landscape? What is his vision of contemporary arts? What was his journey as a Swiss diplomat in China? Art Historian and scholar, Michael Schindhelm, presents the thoughts and influence of Uli Sigg vividly on the screen. Not only did Michael bring in the modern narratives of art, but also creating a communication channel in showcasing the characteristics of different cultures.
The event is a documentary screening of The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, followed by a conversation between the Director, Michael Schindhelm and Filmmaker Ruby Yang.
Synopsis of the documentary:
The Swiss Uli Sigg had an impact on China's shift in economic policy after the Mao era; he has also established the world's most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art. The majority of this collection will be transferred to Hong Kong's M+ museum, due to open in 2019. A documentary about the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg, and the tense sociopolitical context of China's ongoing transformation since the 1970s.