Wang Tuo wins Sigg Prize 2023

Wang Tuo wins Sigg Prize 2023

Blindspot Gallery is proud to announce that Wang Tuo is the winner of the Sigg Prize 2023. 

Wang interweaves Chinese modern history, cultural archives, fiction and mythology into speculative narratives. Equating his practice to novel writing, he stages an intervention in historical literary texts and cultural archives to formulate stories that blur the boundaries of time and space, facts and imagination. His work spans across film, painting and drawing. Embracing a uniquely Chinese hauntology, Wang proposes “pan-shamanization” as an entry point to unravel the suppressed and untreated memories of 20th century China. Through historical inquiry, Wang’s works, often unsettling and dramatic, disentangle collective unconsciousness and historical traumas.

His video seriesThe Northeast Tetralogy (2018-2021)on view at the Sigg Prize 2023 exhibition, presents the similar fates of multiple protagonists who occupy different time periods across four chapters. Together, these four chapters blend historical and fictional events to offer perspectives on how we evaluate histories that seem to repeat themselves. Alongside works by five other shortlisted artists, the Sigg Prize 2023 exhibition at M+ will be showcased until 14 Jan 2024.

The Sigg Prize, a program established by M+ in 2018, was formerly the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA), founded by Dr Uli Sigg in China in 1998. Open to artists born or working in the Greater China region, the Sigg Prize recognizes important artistic practices in the region and aims to highlight and promote diverse works on an international scale. 

“Sigg Prize 2023 Exhibition”

Venue: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Date: 23 Sep 2023 – 14 Jan 2024