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HANG, Ren (Chang Chun, 1987 - Pechino, 2017)Son and Bitch

Shangai,  Neurasthenia 2013 - Prima edizione (First Edition)

129 colour plates by Ren Hang

Design: Elf-19, Peiyu Shen

4to,  pp. 144 Brossura, custodia (wrappers, slip-case)  Perfetto (Mint)

The fourth and most ambitious of Ren Hang's self-published books presents a new selection of the artist's now famous photographs, exploring themes such as fetishism and sexuality in gritty and often disturbing detail. From Openings n. 218 (Spring 2015): "One of China's most exciting young photographers today, Ren Hang creates strong, saturated images that are highly composite and flash-lit. His photography, infused with red lips, black hair, and supple flesh, creates a world where sex, desire, and the joy of voyeurism have a visceral effect.Although most of his recent solo exhibitions have taken place outside China, viewers have gravitated to his work whenever it has appeared in group shows in Beijing and Shanghai [...] Although Ren Hang's photographs often depict same-sex relationships, it seems that gender and sexual orientation dissolve in the highly provocative poses that the Artist composes.The bodies become so strange, fluid and naked that it is difficult to apply to his photographs any label".