Cheng Ran – Artist Talk

Thursday, January 18, 7 pm

Join Chinese artist Chang Ran for an in-depth discussion on his trilogy Diary of a Madman –premiered in its entirety at the CCA. In this artist talk, Cheng Ran will reveal his work process, sources of inspiration, and will explain about his previous works such as the epic nine-hour video work In Course of the Miraculous (2016), based on three real life stories of adventure, exploration and the pursuit of the enigma.

The event will be held in English.

Cheng Ran (*1981, Inner Mongolia, China; lives and works in Hangzhou, China) is one of the most promising Chinese artists of his generation. Cheng’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MAC in Belfast, the New Museum in New York, K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong, YUAN Space in Beijing, Armada in Milan, Video Bureau in Guangzhou, China, UCCA in Beijing, Leo Xu Projects in Shanghai, and Galerie Urs Meile in Lucerne, Switzerland, and Beijing. His work has been included in group exhibitions such as “In Course of the Miraculous,” at Kino der Kunst in Munich, “The World Precedes the Eye,” at ICA Singapore, the 14th Istanbul Biennial, “Inside China: L’Intérieur du Géant,” at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, “Model Home,” at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, “Video Art in China” at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, and “Elektrische Schatten China Video Festival” at the Salzburg Museum of Modern Art, Austria.

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