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》。

Melinda Gibson & Thomas Sauvin @ Unseen: “Lunar Caustic”

”Thomas sent across a very polite email, stating, ‘I am mostly interested in the surprising way you could digest such a body of material. I contacted you because I think your collages are truly spellbinding…’” By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, September 2015 Melinda Gibson has flown to China to collaborate with Beijing Silvermine mastermind Thomas Sauvin […]

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, and he […]

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 […]

Ren Hang ‘Human/Nature’ at Capricious 88

The theme is a twine of two strands: the uncanny connection of human bodies and questionable distinction of humanity from nature.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, March 2015 The fifth floor gallery space of Capricious 88, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is large and airy, with south-facing windows facilitating bright sunlight even on overcast days. […]

Blood and Iron in the Temple of Menses

“I’ve surely made mistakes in the community, but certainly not in sexuality.” – Otto Muehl   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, January 2015 The Vienna Actionists of 1960’s were interested in the documentation of transgression of the body in art and in society at large. They performed quasi-mystic rituals that were documented in blood and film. […]

ASX.TV: Ren Hang – “Beijing with Ren Hang” (2014)

Ren Hang, chinese nude photographer from Beijing met Picturalis for a nice chat about his conception of human body, told us how he had to face censorship from his country, and where we should go to see some nice photo exhibitions.

ASX.TV: Ren Hang – A Portrait (2013)

Ren Hang doesn’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 hasn’t stopped the twenty-seven-year-old photographer, […]

They Have Magic: A Conversation with Zhang Xiao (2013)

“Because we are of the same era. I am also one of them. I can see my own reflection in them. They are always there in my life.”   This is a transcript of a recorded conversation between Sydney-based curator Pedro de Almeida and Chinese artist Zhang Xiao that took place in central Chengdu, Sichuan […]