Thomas Sauvin: In Opposition, The Mirror Lies

  We confuse ourselves with our recognition of our portrait in a mirror. The hand that brushes away the hairs from the forehead, the sweet sticky perspiration that pins the lock to the crown is read in reverse and yet, this reversal is apathetic to the self that it stares back at. The eyes glare […]

Thomas Sauvin: Great Leaps Forward

“…the word ‘image’ embodies a number of distinct phenomena. On an existential level, it articulates the impression we project onto others and ourselves—self image, body image, public image. But in a traditional art historical context, it alludes to the visual representation of someone or something in a work of art”. by Cat Lachowskyj     […]

Getting Close to Ren Hang

Ren Hang didn’t have a lot to say about himself. In the fine art environment, where emphasizing one’s own importance (or having representation to do so, while you maintain the air of expensive mystery) is the norm, this resistance to pretense could be considered a form of madness. But this didn’t stopped the twenty-seven-year-old photographer, […]

Ren Hang’s New China

任航 摄影师 诗人 1987年出生于中国吉林长春,现居北京。在国内外做过多次个人摄影展,参加国内外各大摄影联展,摄影作品常见于国内外各类杂志和书籍,2010年获得意大利第三届特尔纳当代艺术奖,曾出版个人摄影集《REN HANG》、《ROOM》、《NUDE》、《MY DEPRESSION》、《Republic》。

Kensuke Koike & Thomas Sauvin: No Cut Left to Chance

“So, when you look at these images, you have to understand the basic principal of the work, but also a sort of mythical sacred geometric ability to render form within an existing image that which has been removed with an exactitude of skill much above that which most people are able.”

Ai Weiwei – Art, Awareness and the Refugee Crisis

  Exiled in Europe, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has made the refugee crisis central to his work. We accompanied him behind the scenes of his latest film ‘Human Flow’. Ai Weiwei: Is he only an uncomfortable critic or one of the most brilliant artists of our time? Subject to government surveillance, detention and house arrest […]

An Interview with Thomas Sauvin: On Smoker’s Ettiquette and the Right to Nitrate

  With Silvermine, is your determination to collect this material purely driven by geography? Or do you have a China fetish?   Thomas Sauvin occupies a strange place in photography. His output is sincere, his knowledge of classic hiphop is un-fuckwittable, and his publications are highly coveted gems in the photographic book fetish world. That, […]

REN HANG

ASX.TV: Ren Hang – A Portrait (2013)Getting Close to Ren HangPhotography Class of 2017 – Kittens, Rainbows and Unicorn SupplementASX.TV: Ren Hang – “Beijing with Ren Hang” (2014)

Ren Hang and the Production of the Hidden Idealized Body in China

 To act out of one’s desire that has been purposefully cloaked under ideology is in fact a direct transgression against the state.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 First, let it be said that this oversize production by dienacht of Ren Hang’s work is lush and beautifully crafted. The pages overlap and folds of […]