A Chinese Journey
The Sigg Collection
17 March - 8 Juli 2018
A Chinese Journey illustrates the versatility of Chinese art production over the past ten years. The exhibition not only reveals a renewed interest on the part of the artists in Chinese traditions and spirituality, but also their reflections on modern-day China and its socio-political problems. The exhibition provides an exotic mix of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and video installations. Pieces by 30 different artists, including Zhao Bandi, Feng Mengbo and Ai Weiwei are spread over five galleries. This will be the first time that such a vast selection from this world-famous collection has been on display in the Netherlands.
Over Uli Sigg
In the late 1970s, Swiss businessman, diplomat and art collector, Uli Sigg (born 1946) signed the first trade agreement between a western company and the Chinese government. He then became Swiss ambassador to China, North Korea and Mongolia from 1995-1998. So to understand the country and its culture more closely, Uli Sigg sought out Chinese artists. After realising that there was no one who had systematically been collecting modern Chinese art, he decided to do so himself. The Sigg Collection now represents the best and largest collection of modern Chinese art dating from 1970 to the present day. Uli Sigg offered Het Noordbrabants Museum the opportunity to make a vast selection, which occupies the museum's entire exhibition wing.
Last year, the documentary The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg showed in international cinemas.
28 juli t/m 4 november 2018