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Museum-Cinema: Cinematic Fridays at the Museum /The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, 2016 / In collaboration with the EPOS Festival

The Museum is pleased to offer its visitors extra-cultural Fridays! Every Friday, the finest films on art and culture will be screened, after a short lecture by the Museum’s curators.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Museum and EPOS International Art Film Festival, which offers film lovers captivating and thought-provoking films from around the world, alongside visits to exhibitions by leading artists from Israel and abroad.

Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions is included in the film ticket, during the Museum’s opening hours.

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, 2016 | Dir. Michael Schindhelm, Switzerland, 93 min.; German, English, and Mandarin, Hebrew subtitles
Introductory Lecture: Tamar Sofer, Head of Museum Programming

When Swiss businessman Uli Sigg first went to China, art was far from his mind. The year was 1979, and Sigg was working for the Schindler Escalator & Elevator Company. Since then, Sigg has established the world’s most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art — including works of internationally renowned artists such as Ai Weiwei, Shao Fan, Cao Fei, and others. Sigg championed the artists he admired, working tirelessly for their international recognition. Eventually, he became the Swiss ambassador to China, and a consultant on major Chinese art projects, including the construction of the Bird’s Nest stadium for the Olympic Games. This documentary presents Uli Sigg the entrepreneur, diplomat, and art collector in the tense sociopolitical context of China’s continual transformation since the 1970s.

More films on Museum-Cinema:
22/3/24, 11:30 — "Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s," 2017 >
12/4/24, 11:30 — "Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future," 2014 >
19/4/24, 11:30 — "M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity," 2018 >
3/5/24, 11:30 Maverick Modigliani, 2020 >
10/5/24, 11:30 Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device, 2019 >
7/6/24, 11:30 Witkin & Witkin, 2017 >
14/6/24, 11:30 Sophie Calle, 2012 >
21/6/24, 11:30 Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, 2020 >
28/6/24, 11:30 Toulouse Lautrec, l’insaisissable, 2019 >
5/7/24, 11:30 Angelica, 2019 >