The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
WhenSunday, May 31, 2020
CategoriesFilms, Webcasts & Online
SponsorAsian Art Museum
Event LocationStreaming May 1-31 (link in description)
CostFree
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Stream it here May 1-31: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ulisigg
Promo Code: SMITHSONIAN

Uli Sigg is not a man who does things by halves. "My ego, my way" says a tee 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. 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 it available to stream for free for a limited time. Just use the promo code above after signing on to Vimeo. (Dir.: Michael Schindhelm, Switzerland, 2016, 93 min., English, German, and Mandarin with English subtitles)

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