A Conversation with Uli Sigg

Published on ocula.com, 18 March 2016 When Sydney art dealer Ray Hughes visited Swiss collector Uli Sigg at his Mauensee residence near Lucerne some years ago, a mutual friend asked the dealer how the visit went. ‘Did you feel comfortable and find a place to kick your feet up and read?’ ‘No,’ answered Hughes, ‘it…

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A Song of Old and New: Interview with Song Dong

At the height of its heady sprint towards modernity in the 1990s, Beijing’s urban landscape transformed rapidly, rendering it almost unrecognisable to the generation before. The horizon was crammed with cranes and skeletons of buildings, either in the process of being built, or being destroyed.  To make way for a new modern landscape, each year…

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Art! Moscow!

Pussy Riot, President Putin in frilly knickers, gallery and museum censorship, to say nothing of the widespread calls for a boycott of the upcoming 2014 Manifesta Biennale in St Petersburg in response to the recent anti-gay laws. These are the headline grabbing art stories coming out of Russia that have attracted the attention of international…

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