On the occasion of Facing the Collector. The Sigg Collection of Contemporary Art from China, the first exhibition in Italy of the important collection of Uli Sigg (Lucerne, 1946), Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents a closing screening night of The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg (2016), by internationally renowned director Michael Schindhelm.
The film-documentary traces the relationship between Uli Sigg and the Chinese society art throughout his careers, from his first visit to China in 1979 for his company Schindler to nowadays. Sigg was the creator of the first joint venture company between the People’s Republic of China and the West, and spent many years in China, where he intertwined relationships and friendships with numerous artists, identifying art as an extraordinary tool to better understand Chinese culture and life in depth. The connection between Sigg and the transformations of the Chinese art scene are depicted by its protagonist, namely Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Feng Mengbo, and Wang Guangyi, alongside curators, diplomatists, architects and other close friends of Uli Sigg.
On the occasion of the screening, there will be a conversation between filmmaker Michael Schindhelm and Chief Curator and Curator of Collections Marcella Beccaria.
Free admission, subject to availability