Create a journal entry: Define your goals
Goals and Reasons for taking CCAA course
I came across this online course on CCAA following a forum hosted by both Mr Uli Sigg and Mr Michael Schindhelm in Hong Kong recently. It was the first time I became aware of a CCAA prize.
I was also among the lucky few to see the Asian premier of 'The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg" at Art Basel Hong Kong. I found it fascinating that a lone man (or a foreigner) had gone 'all-out' to follow his passion for Contemporary Chinese Art (CCA) by collecting (when no one else was) and in turn to create a catalogue of the progression of CCA in China which he can share while also helping to raise awareness/ profile of CCA to the world.
Personally, I was curious about the Mr Sigg and as a new collector, I want to know how to begin a collection and how a collector collects...
Whilst I won't say that I am passionate about Chinese culture or CCA, but with the buzz on the contemporary Chinese artists, one cannot help but become overwhelmed and eager to learn about CCA, what drives the CCA, whether there is a trend in the CCA market and who are the emerging artists.
I guess per Mr Michael Schindhelm, in a global culture, there are lessons to be learnt and what Mr Sigg had contributed to China could be applicable to other emerging art markets?