Ren Hang

Flesh, corpses, souls and bland flashlights, all composite into seconds or milliseconds of lights and shadows, projecting onto the film that never knows how to lie. Focus gathering and the shutter releasing, connecting his unpretentious, rebellious, wild and free perspectives towards the naked human body. The images look so natural, yet fun and unexpected. One soul after another all blossom like a newborn baby, urging to crawl out of his mother’s womb, dying to be redefined. In this era that we live in, being censored by the Chinese government has almost become a stamp of approval for contemporary artists. Ren Hang, a young man with a mature look and tanned skin, hair as short as a Chinese soldiers’, always carrying an irresistibly cute and innocent smile on his cheeks. He is, perhaps, the sole artist and photographer with the most edgy outlook towards the naked human body.

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Photographer and poet, Ren Hang was born in Changchun, in northeast China in 1987. He lives and works in Beijing. Carefully staged, his work explores poetry of uninhibited sexuality and eager to experience Chinese youth. Criticized by the Chinese intelligentsia, his work has attracted international attention and has many exhibitions to his credit.
Ren Hang in 2013 was part of the 37 Chinese artists co-curated by Ai Weiwei “Fuck Off 2” at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands exhibition event, and sets until December 31 Lianzhou Foto Festival, China.

Exhibition from 17 January to 14 March 2014.

Opening January 17 to 19 hours in the presence of the artist.

The Naked Gallery invites Ren Hang in Paris for the exhibition.
Possibility of interviews by appointment from 11 to January 20.

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