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BEIJING

Galerie Urs Meile

Cheng Ran

Diary of a Madman

CHENG RANMongrel and Black Kite (Diary of a Madman – Hong Kong)2017, 

Multi-video installation, dimensions variable. Installation view of “Diary of a Madman” 

at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Urs Meile.

In Lu Xun’s seminal 1918 short story A Madman’s Diary, a paranoid man becomes convinced that those around him are cannibalistic, and are plotting to eat him. Marked as the first work of modern Chinese literature, the story’s leitmotif is an…

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