THE CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG at Roxy, Romanshorn, Switzerland
The Swissman Uli Sigg played an important role during the opening of China’s economy following the Mao period, a role that continues to this day. In order to better understand China, Sigg – who was called into the country in 1980 as an entrepreneur and economic expert – turned to art and assembled the most important collection of Chinese contemporary art over the years.
THE CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG offers a comprehensive insight for the first time into the exciting and extraordinary life of the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector. Contemporary artists such as Ai Weiwei, Zeng Fanzhi, Cao Fei, Fang Lijun or Wang Guangyi have regarded him as a friend and mentor to whom they could entrust their works in order to protect them from arbitrary destruction by the authorities.
Sigg is entrusting most of these works over to the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, which is set to open to the general public in 2019.