Cheng Ran: The Last Generation / Urs Meile Gallery, Beijing

Galerie Urs Meile Beijing present Cheng Ran’s ‘The Last Generation’. The show features a body of work from different media: literature, photography, video and installation. The title of the show draws its inspiration from the novel of the same name by the American writer Steffan Postaer. The exhibition centers on a novel written by the artist, called ‘Circadian Rhythm’. During the show, a Worden structure in the shape of a spiral is installed in one of the gallery spaces, where the audience can read the novel. The leitmotifs of the novel are converted into objects realized in different media that develop into ‘non-existent’ chapters and paragraphs. In addition to the novel, excerpts from the book are handwritten on a collection of waste paper Cheng Ran collected in Amsterdam, Iceland and Africa, such as train tickets, concert tickets, receipts. Throughout the exhibition, ready-made objects and video installations take the audience into a parallel world. The exhibition runs until July 7, 2013.

Cheng Ran: The Last Generation. Urs Meile Gallery, Beijing. Video by Diana Coca.

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