Cheng Ran “The Lament: Mountain Ghost”

Ota Fine Arts

poster for Cheng Ran “The Lament: Mountain Ghost”
[Image: Installation view: “The Lament: Mountain Ghost”, Ota Fine Arts Shanghai, 2018]

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“The Lament: Mountain Ghost” is the first solo exhibition of Cheng Ran in Japan. Based in Hangzhou, China, Cheng is well known for his video work which possesses cinematic beauty while incorporating Western popular culture as a theme. For this exhibition, Cheng will present his latest video work richly composed of several layers: the aesthetic sense of ancient China, a dance by a young performer living in the current society of China, Shanghai’s urban landscape, and electronic music. The sculptures presented together in the space express the abstract beauty of how pigments spread on crystal resin atop the surfaces of a light box and television screen respectively. The fundamental inspiration for this video work is the ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan, who is known for his passionate attitude and care for his country’s fate without regard for himself.

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from October 13, 2018 to November 24, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-10-13 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Cheng Ran

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