Ren Hang - Book
Ren Hang by Taschen
“Featuring his first international collection, Hang has established himself at the forefront of gender inclusiveness through his battle for creative freedom photographing every human organ in a fresh, vivid and emotional way…dicks included!”
Hang, well hung Chinese photographer Ren lets it all Hang out.
Ren Hang is an unlikely rebel. Slight of build, shy by nature, prone to fits of depression, the 28-year-old Beijing photographer is nonetheless at the forefront of Chinese artists’ battle for creative freedom. Like his champion Ai Weiwei, Ren is controversial in his homeland and wildly popular in the rest of the world. He says, "I don't really view my work as taboo, because I don't think so much in cultural context, or political context. I don't intentionally push boundaries, I just do what I do." Why? Because his models, friends, and increasingly, fans, are naked, often outdoors, high in the trees or on the terrifyingly vertiginous rooftops of Beijing, stacked like building blocks, heads wrapped in octopi, body cavities sprouting phone cords and flowers, whatever enters his mind at the moment. He denies his intentions are sexual, and there is a clean detachment about even his most extreme images: the urine, the insertions, the many, many erections.
- 312 pages
- 22.5cm x 30xm