Chinese Whispers Group Exhibition (2019)

MAK Vienna. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

Curator: Bärbel Vischer

Artists: 徐文愷Xu Wenkai, 艾未未Ai Weiwei, 曹斐Cao Fei, 曹雨Cao Yu, 陳樂珩Chan Stacey Lok Heng, 陳苑翹Chan Yuen Kiu, 池磊Chi Lei, 儲雲Chu Yun, 丁乙Ding Yi, 段建宇Duan Jianyu,馮夢波Feng Mengbo, 高偉剛Gao Weigang, 顧小平Gu Xiaoping, 何翔宇He Xiangyu, 洪浩Hong Hao,  嘉Jia, 楊俊Jun Yang, 李傑Lee Kit, 廖斐Liao Fei, 劉勃麟Liu Bolin, 劉窗Liu Chuang, 劉鼎Liu Ding, 劉韡Liu Wei, 馬軻Ma Ke, 毛同強Mao Tongqiang, 苗穎Miao Ying, 黃漢明Ming Wong, 倪有魚Ni Youyu, 白雙全Pak Sheung Chuen, 裴麗Pei Li, 楊嘉輝Samson Young, 邵帆Shao Fan, 沈少民Shen Shaomin, 沈學哲 Shen Xuezhe, 史國威Shi Guowei, 史金淞Shi Jinsong, 宋冬Song Dong, 王光樂Wang Guangle, 王晉Wang Jin, 王雷Wang Lei, 王衛Wang Wei, 王興偉Wang Xingwei, Christian Hidaka, 謝墨凜Xie Molin, 謝南星Xie Nanxing, 徐冰Xu Bing, 許成Xu Cheng, 徐震Xu Zhen, 薛峰Xue Feng, 葉鮮豔Ye Xianyan, 張培力Zhan g Peili, 張曉剛 Zhang Xiaogang, 張玥 Zhang Yue, 趙半狄 Zhao Bandi, 鄭國谷 Zheng Guogu and 朱久洋 Zhu Jiuyang.


An 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.