Wang Xingwei’s ‘My Beautiful Life’, 1993-1995, oil on canvas. Uli Sigg says contemporary Chinese art is often misinterpreted by the West.

Why Westerners misinterpret modern Chinese art – and how perceptions can be changed

Art collector Uli Sigg says Chinese artworks are often misinterpreted by the West

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Wang Xingwei’s ‘My Beautiful Life’, 1993-1995, oil on canvas. Uli Sigg says contemporary Chinese art is often misinterpreted by the West.
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Peter Neville-Hadley

Peter Neville-Hadley

Former China resident Peter Neville-Hadley is the author of multiple guides and reference works on China, and writes on Chinese culture and on cultural travel in general for assorted periodicals. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Sunday Times (UK), and numerous other newspapers and magazines around the world.