The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
Icarus Films • 1h 29m
Directed by Michael Schindhelm • Documentary • With Uli Sigg, Ai Weiwei, Cao Chong’en, Cao Fei, Pierre de Meuron, Hans-Peter Fallegger • 2016 • 93 minutes
A documentary about the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg, and the tense sociopolitical context of China's ongoing transformation since the 1970s. Born in Switzerland, Uli Sigg made an impact on China's shift in economic policy after the Mao era; he has also established the world's most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art. The majority of this collection will be transferred to Hong Kong's M+ museum, due to open in 2019.
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