Right is Wrong
The exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection presents the rapid emergence of contemporary art in China. Starting in the 1970s, we follow the development of contemporary art beginning with groups of artists such as the No Name Group and the Stars Group, via the events on Tiananmen Square in 1989, up to the incredibly vibrant art scene of today. Comprising almost 80 works of various formats and mediums: painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and performance, Right is Wrongpresents a selection of seminal pieces by key figures in contemporary Chinese art history. The works are part of one of the world’s foremost collections of Chinese contemporary art; the M+ Sigg Collection from M+, the museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, presently under construction and due to open in 2017.
Right is Wrong is an extremely concentrated contemporary art history narrated through a number of key works. It gives us the opportunity to look at the connections between art and society from the specificity of recent Chinese history by showing the development of the art scene in relation to the socio-political development in China.
Right is Wrong is organised in co-production between Bildmuseet Umeå University and M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, and the exhibition premieres during the European Capital of Culture Year in Umeå 2014. The exhibition is curated by Pi Li, Sigg Senior Curator M+ with Lars Nittve, Director M+ and Katarina Pierre, Director Bildmuseet, in collaboration with Uli Sigg.
|Sun Jun 8 - Sun Oct 12 2014||Bildmuseet|