The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg at the Smithsonian, Washington DC : May 2020
The USA’s National Museum of Asian Art (Smithsonian) will stream “THE CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG” for the entire month of May 2020.
On May 30, there will be a talk with Uli Sigg, Michael Schindhelm and Smithsonian’s host Tom Vick.
Stream it here
Promo Code: SMITHSONIAN
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
Uli Sigg is not a man who does things by halves. “My ego, my way” says a t-shirt he wears at one point in the film. When he took up rowing, he went to the world championships. When he negotiated a joint venture, he wanted to create a model for future partnerships. And when he became interested in Chinese art, he built a world-class personal collection. Sigg championed the artists he admired, working tirelessly for their international recognition and to preserve their artwork as a record of China’s tumultuous and historic changes. Eventually, Sigg became the Swiss ambassador to China and a consultant on major Chinese art projects, including the construction of the Bird’s Nest stadium for the Olympic Games.
Filmmaker Michael Schindhelm’s film is a history of China’s recent opening to the West, and of the West’s embrace of Chinese contemporary art, through the eyes of Sigg and the artists he championed. Icarus Films is making available it to stream for free for a limited time. Just use promo code above after signing on to Vimeo. (Dir.: Michael Schindhelm, Switzerland, 2016, 93 min., English)