The Easel

A New Hong Kong Museum Confronts the Difficult History of Chinese Contemporary Art (Part 1)

The end of China’s Cultural Revolution ushered in some increase in freedom of expression. Uli Zigg was a frequent visitor on business and started what has become perhaps the largest collection anywhere of contemporary Chinese art. This excellent survey summarises the most important art movements up to the rupture of Tiananmen Square. A part of the Zugg collection has just been on show in Hong Kong.