The HKUMS is delighted to organize a special guided viewing of "M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art" with assistant curator Isabella Tam. A cornerstone of the M+ Collection, this exhibition will trace the emergence and the development of Chinese contemporary art since the late period of Cultural Revolution, to the radical experiments in the 1990s, and the vibrant art scene of present-day China. Comprising around 80 seminal works of various formats – painting, sculpture, video and installation – the exhibition offers multiple entry points and crystallises one of the most remarkable art historical phenomena from the last part of the 20th century.
Isabella Tam is currently the Assistant Curator at M+ in Hong Kong. Her role involves acquisition and curating exhibitions to reflect the inter-disciplinary content of M+ and its visual culture mandate. At M+ her project includes "Mobile M+: Inflation!" (April–June 2013) and "Song Dong: 36 Calendars" (Jan–Feb 2013). Prior to joining M+, she was Assistant Curator at the Legislative Council and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, commissioning artists to produce public artworks and curated sound art project, "I/O Flows" (2006) and media performance, "Dorkbot: Live" (2009). She was a Whitechapel-British Council Hong Kong curator at the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2012), and author of "Glow in the Dark" (HK: Videotage, 2009), "Veil Unveil: works of Tang Ying Chi" (HK, 2010), and "Right is Wrong: Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg" Collection (Umea, Sweden, 2014).