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10th October 2016 / 10:30 to 12:00

Masterclass: collecting contemporary art with Uli Sigg

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SAT 8 OCT

Dr Uli Sigg is regarded as the most influential collector of Chinese contemporary art in the world.

In this inaugural masterclass at China Exchange, you will invest your Saturday morning in gaining an  understanding of:

  • how collectors think about contemporary art
  • how to define your own collecting style and  the style of others
  • Dr Sigg’s experience gained from collecting Chinese contemporary art

The masterclass is designed to give you time to reflect upon your own ideas and experiences, ask questions of an internationally renowned expert, and to pursue a latent or growing interest in contemporary art. It is open to all.

About Dr Sigg

Businessman, diplomat, philanthropist and art collector, Uli Sigg worked as a journalist before establishing the first joint venture company between China and Europe. In 1995 he was appointed as the Swiss Ambassador to China, North Korea and Mongolia. Uli used his passion for art to amass the largest collection of Chinese contemporary art anywhere in the world. In 2012, he donated 1,453 pieces and sold a further 47 to M+ Hong Kong, thus establishing the museum as the number one collection of contemporary Chinese art. Dr Sigg is a member of the International Council of New York MOMA and the International Advisory Council of the Tate, London. His extraordinary experiences were recently documented in the film “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg”

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