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Mahjong
Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection
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Edited by: Bernhard Fibicher, Matthias Frehner
Texts by: Ai Weiwei, Estelle Bories, Feng Boyi, Bernhard Fibicher, Matthias Frehner, Christoh Heinrich, Hou Hanru, Li Xianting, Pi Li, Uli Sigg u.a.
English
June 2005 , 360 Pages
hardcover
302mm x 254mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1613-0
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China is booming. In the wake of economic liberalization, the nation's art scene has literally taken flight as well. The Swiss collector Uli Sigg, formerly his country's ambassador in Beijing, has followed the rapid pace of developments since the nineteen-eighties and has since compiled the world's largest collection of contemporary Chinese art, comprising more than 1,200 works by some 80 artists. This splendid catalogue presents more than 200 of Sigg's paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, video pieces, and installations, along with such curiosities as Mao posters on large color photographs. In addition to a number of famous works - Ai Weiwei's Han vase with Coca-Cola logo, Fang Lijun's bald heads, or Xu Bing's entirely fictional calligraphy - the book also offers readers a unique opportunity to discover numerous talents who are still largely unknown in the West. Insiders provide commentary on this exciting overview of contemporary art in China. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1612-3) Exhibition schedule: Kunstmuseum Bern, June 13-October 16, 2005 · Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, September 15, 2006 - February 18, 2007
»‘Mahjong’ could double as a textbook on China's history-making artists.«
Boldtype
»Uli Sigg's unrivaled collection of contemporary Chinese art is memorialized for posterity in this catalog by Hatje Cantz.«
A.A.P. ALMANAC
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