Ren Hang

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We follow Chinese photographer Ren Hang since quite a while now and you might have seen the one or other picture in our Flickr Friday selection. The young talent is 26 years old, creating deliberately provocative and explicit artworks. As you can imagine his revealing pictures are sometimes too much for the artist’s homeland where the highly conservative society and its conventional codes in art and communication do not gladly accept his pieces. Though he managed to become part of a new generation of the Chinese cultural reawakening together with a group of other artists. Among others he has been invited by artist Ai Weiwei for the group exhibition ‘Fuck Off’ in The Netherlands showcasing the new wave of the 21st century Chinese art scene. You can purchase four monography books with his works here. Ren Hang is currently living and working in Beijing.

All images © Ren Hang

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