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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Lan Wang, 2011

Gary Grealy
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Dr Gene Sherman AM 2016

Wan Lan, Xini, Shen Jiawei and Billy, 2010

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Uli Sigg

About the exhibition

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Portraits from the Sigg collection, from 1979 to the present including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation.

Xini and Billy, 2006 by Jiawei Shen

Shen Jiawei

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Shen Jiawei was born in China. During the Cultural Revolution he laboured in the Great Northern Wilderness, but even as he worked there, he gained recognition as an artist. 

Untitled, 1995 by Fang Lijun

Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture

12 July 2012
Previous media releases

Exhibited simultaneously at the two locations, Go Figure! is drawn from the Sigg Collection, the largest and most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art anywhere in the world.

Dr Claire Roberts

References

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About the exhibition curator Claire Roberts, and writers Eugene Wang and Zhang Letian.

Untitled, 1995 by Fang Lijun

Fang Lijun

Featured Artists

Born 1963, Handan, Hebei Province China. Lives and works in Beijing.

On the wall – Guangzhou (II), 2002 by Weng Fen

Exhibition themes

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The four main themes of the exhibition: About face, Body politic, Skin deep, and Self reflex.

Past, present, future, 2002 by Wang Qingsong
M+ Sigg Collection

Chinese Art

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A short overview of modern Chinese art from 1949 to the present.

Born 1989 in Beijing (250%), 1995–96 by Liu Wei

Liu Wei

Featured Artists

Born 1965 in Beijing. Lives and works in Beijing.

She – Unemployed Girl, 2003 by Yu Hong

Yu Hong

Featured Artists

Born 1966 in Beijing, China. Lives and works in Beijing.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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