The avant-garde and radical, photographic work of 28-year-old Ren Hang is pervaded by intense lyricism and eroticism. Hang strips his friends / models bare and creates a number of original, provocative, diaristic narratives where youthfulness and sensuality constitute the leading elements. The human formations of the heretic artist sometimes appear indecent and offensive and other times fairy-like and refined. Shot in the modern urban landscape of Beijing, in plain rooms or in nature, his photos seem to defy the moral codes of the conservative Far East.
Ren Hang has presented his work through solo and group exhibitions in Europe, America and Asia while photographs of his can be found in private and public collections. In 2013 he participated in the Beijing Photo Biennale and in the Fuck Off 2 exhibition at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands after having been invited by artist and activist Ai Wei Wei.
Athens Photo Festival 2015
Ren Hang (CH)
Occupy Atopos #RenHang
Curated by Vassilis Zidianakis
Duration: 29 April – 10 June, 2015
Salaminos 72,104 35 Metaxourgeio, Athens