Ran Huang

Before the Beginning and After the End II

Tianzhuo Chen, Hu Xiangqian, Ran Huang, Liu Wei, Wang Jianwei, Wu Shanzhuan, Inga Svala Thorsdottir & Wu Shanzhuan, Xu Zhen, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company, Zhan Wang, Zhang Hui, Zhou Xiaohu, Zhu Yu

2016.9.17-11.27

Long March Space, Beijing

 

Before the Beginning and After the End II

Before the Beginning and After the End

Chen Chieh-jen, Hu Xiangqian, Ran Huang, Wang Jianwei, Wang Sishun, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company, Zhou Xiaohu
2014.9.2 – 11.2
Long March Space, Beijing

 

Before the Beginning and After the End

Ran Huang: Disruptive Desires, Tranquility, and The Loss of Lucidity

2012.3.16 – 4.16
Long March Space, Beijing

 

Ran Huang: Disruptive Desires, Tranquility, and The Loss of Lucidity

ACT►TION

Chen Chieh-jen, Ran Huang, Liu Wei, MadeIn Company, Wang Jianwei, Wu Shanzhuan, Xu Zhen, Zhou Xiaohu
2011.6.25 – 8.28
Long March Space, Beijing

 

ACT►TION
 

Remapping Reality— Selected Video Collection from Wang Bing

Ran Huang, Hu Xiangqian

OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2019.3.23−2019.6.16

Remapping Reality— Selected Video Collection from Wang Bing

Essential Matters – Moving Images from China

Hu Xiangqian, Ran Huang
2015.4.4 – 8.23
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

Essential Matters - Moving Images from China

Shanghai Biennale: Social Facroty

Chen Chieh-jen, Ran Huang
2014.11.23 – 2015.3.31
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Biennale: Social Facroty

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists

Hu Xiangqian, Ran Huang, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company
2014.6.7 – 9.28
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, USA

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists

Short Film Competition, Festival de Cannes

Ran Huang
2014.5.14 – 5.25
67th Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France

Short Film Competition, Festival de Cannes

CAFAM Biennale: The Invisible Hand-Curating as Gesture

Ran Huang, Wang Sishun, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company
2014.2.28 — 4.20
CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

CAFAM Biennale: The Invisible Hand-Curating as Gesture

Rubell Family Collection: 28 Chinese

Hu Xiangqian, Ran Huang, Liu Wei, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company

2013.12.4 – 2014.8.1

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, China

 

Rubell Family Collection: 28 Chinese

Guangzhou Triennial: The Unseen

Chen Chieh-jen, Ran Huang, MadeIn Company, Wang Jianwei, Zhou Xiaohu
2012.09.28 – 12.06
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou Triennial: The Unseen

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

Ran Huang
2012.7.29 – 9.17
Echigo-Tsumari, Kinare, Japan

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
 

体育·喻体

2016.09_艺术世界_by 栾志超

无声之感,向未知迈进(黄然)

2015.12_典藏今艺术_By 张亚庆

Ran Huang Works

2015_ LEAP FR

第十三届里昂当代艺术双年展——“现代”之后的千头万绪(黄然)

2015.03_库艺术

黄然 欲望的隐晦表达

2014.06_Nemero 大都市_by 刘星

黄然作品获戛纳电影节金棕榈最佳短片奖提名

2014.04_燃点randian

 

[Exhibition] Before the Beginning and After the End II, Long March Space, Beijing

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Ran Huang (b. 1982) was born in Sichuan and currently lives and works in Beijing. In 2004, he graduated from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design with a First Class BA (Hons) Fine Arts degree and later received his MFA Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths College, London in 2007. Though primarily working in video, Ran Huang is also known for his conceptual painting practice, sculptural installations and prints. Despite his use in a variety of media, the same issues regarding the instability of human nature and the negotiation between truth and history are of paramount importance.

 

The absurdity of the protagonists’ in his earlier video works Turn Over (2007) and The Next Round is True Life (2009) belie the profundity of these works’ reflections on the nature of human society and personal interactions. Upon the realization of Fake Action Truth (2009) Ran Huang begins to transfer his observations onto the ambiguities inherent in human nature. The fundamental conflicts between love and violence, and beauty and ugliness that prevail throughout Ran Huang’s video pieces are gradually revealed through a veneer of images evoking profound tranquillity and operatic silences. Blithe Tragedy (2010) imbues a constant feeling of hidden horrors beneath the appearance of aesthetic perfection. The sadomasochistic relationship between the central figures reveals sexual ambiguities and the possibility that love may sometimes find its roots in violence.

 

The Administration of Glory (2014), Ran Huang’s most recent short film, was selected for the Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. It brings together five parallel narratives covering themes of deception, theft, and violations both the sacred and the mundane.

 

Ran Huang’s “Self-portrait” series consists of paintings misappropriated from the German artist Martin Kippenberger, transforming the familiar images from those deeply rooted in art historical language, style, and relevance to images that embrace their newfound personal history. In effect, his paintings deconstruct and even destroy long-established structures around ideas of the success, importance, and value. He views the series as a continuous conceptual project with aspects more akin to a performance based on the passage of time.

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