Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
Admission € 5 (Tuesdays 6–10 p.m.) plus attendance fee
of € 3.50
The ticket also grants access to all exhibitions of the MAK on that evening.
exhibition by the MAK, Vienna in dialogue with the collector Uli Sigg and in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bern and the
Zentrum Paul Klee
With CHINESE WHISPERS:
Recent Art from the Sigg Collection a comprehensive exhibition on Chinese contemporary art
is coming to Vienna. Uli Sigg has been following the development of contemporary art in China since the late 1970s. In the
mid-1990s, he started putting together the world’s most significant and representative collection of Chinese art. A business
journalist, entrepreneur, and Swiss ambassador to China, North Korea, and Mongolia (1995–1998), he had the chance to take
a look behind the scenes of the social and economic developments dedicated to both tradition and the future, as China’s vision
of a new Silk Road shows. Cultural and sociopolitical values form the frame of reference of the MAK exhibition. The museum
creates a discursive platform by contrasting works from the Sigg Collection with objects from the MAK Collection. This interplay
highlights China’s contemporary art production as well as its aesthetic or iconographic references. The historical object
becomes a vision machine for the contemporary.