Diary of a Madman: Manchester Plan, New Bees

Exhibition preview: Thursday, 24 October 19, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 25 October 19 – 19 January 20
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays)
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU

Diary of a Madman: Manchester Plan, New Bees, is based on Cheng Ran’s short-term residency at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and his research into Greater Manchester’s urban culture. It is a commissioned work which also serves as a new chapter in Cheng’s Diary of a Madman series; an ongoing project consisting of three parts, each filmed in a different city. These works were completed during short residencies in New York, Jerusalem and Hong Kong between 2016 – 2017, making the project a visual trilogy of a phantasmal journey across three vastly different cultural spheres. Manchester Plan, New Bees continues this journey.

Cheng Ran – Diary of a Madman: Manchester Plan, New Bees is a co-commission between the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, videoclub and the University of Salford Art Collection. Supported by Arts Council England.

Co-produced by This is Wyld.