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Chinese Whispers – Contemporary Art Exhibit (Bern)
Feb 19, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016CHF24
Zentrum Paul Klee and the Museum of Fine Arts Bern have joined for an impressive exhibition of Chinese contemporary art: Chinese Whispers.
Collector Uli Sigg has been following the development of this form of art since its early beginnings in the 1970’s, and his compilation can surely be named as the most significant of its kind in the world.
The exhibit’s title refers to the game in which people whisper a message to one another, in the end misinterpreting it. There is a similarity in this game to the encounters of different cultures.
Around 150 recent works of the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections include paintings, photography, interactive videos and some quite extraordinary art installations. Picture a tank made of leather that is also being used for making Hermes bags…
See the exhibit with your own eyes! And if you want to know more, visit one of the museum’s panel talks or purchase the official catalog: It contains about 70 interviews with the artists involved, as well as rich illustrations.
(Photographs copyright Kristine Stradzina/Newly Swissed)