Inside ‘M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation’
“When people start paying attention to real individuals and real emotions, art begins to change. This marked another start of modernism for all of China.”
Following the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution, China's open-door policy of 1978 ignited an era of profound social and economic change. Cities across the country grew into global commercial centres, and many artists sought to stage their own exhibitions, experiment with unconventional styles and mediums, and engage in international conversations about art.
M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation surveys this cultural dynamism, capturing the bold generation of artists who defined the contemporary Chinese experience and examining how international audiences have come to understand Chinese art today.
Join Pi Li (Sigg Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs), Wu Mo (De Ying Associate Curator, Visual Art), and Isabella Tam (Associate Curator, Visual Art) as they lead a virtual tour of the exhibition, reflecting along the way on some of its major trends: underground art, ’85 New Wave, cynical realism, political pop, and urbanisation in visual culture.
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