Create a journal entry: Define your goals
Why am I taking this course and what goals I would like to achieve?
The Chinese contemporary art market has exploded over the last decade. There is a growing interest from both Western collectors and those from mainland China. With a not very long history, it has already become a very important part in the art market. I am interested in Chinese contemporary art because, at the beginning, was out of curiosity: why is everyone crazy about it? After looking more into it, I started to be attracted by it. It is not only about it's market value & popularity, but through many of the Chinese contemporary art pieces, viewers are able to understand more about the history (especially after Cultural Revolution), society and political issues of China.
I am very pleased to know about this course after attending a public workshop at the Connecting Space in Hong Kong on The Sigg Collection. I am also very impressed with the effort and generosity of Mr Uli Sigg, in developing and promoting Chinese contemporary art.