Hang ren

at sports. The provocative Chinese photographer was a star,…just not in his own country. Eventually I tried my best and chose two. Prominently featuring red lips, black hair, and supple flesh, his photography creates a world where sex, desire, and the joy of voyeurism create a visceral effect. cn 2016-09-17 Retrieved 2016-10-31 in Chinese• Image courtesy of Stieglitz19 and The Estate of Ren Hang Ren Hang, photography Fondazione Sozzani, Milan September 13, 2020 — November 29, 2020 Flesh, corpses, souls and bland flashlights, all composite into seconds or milliseconds of lights and shadows, projecting onto the film that never knows how to lie. I just think that the outcome of film photography is much nicer in terms of quality, texture and color. Their body parts were interlaced with flowers, hairs, and animals amongst other atypical props. I am most familiar with my home country. com 2016-09-17 Retrieved 2016-11-03 in Chinese• A body may be bending into itself, or it may be a pretzel of two or three interlocking figures. at sports. The nude bodies become so strange and fluid and bare that it is difficult to pin any label on them. Ren Hang, Untitled, 2013-14 Ren Hang has learned to adapt to the censorial conditions of working in China. , University of Michigan 2016 Postdoc, University of Utah 2016-2018 Contact Information 513-529-0854 Electrochemistry at the nanoscale, electrocatalysis for energy storage and conversion and chemical sensors for biomedical applications. Please consider supporting our journalism, and help keep our independent reporting free and accessible to all. For the most part nude, his subjects appear on a roof among the skyscrapers of Beijing, in a forest of tall trees, in a pond with lotus flowers, in a bathtub among swimming goldfish or in a bare room, their faces unmoved and their limbs bent into unnatural poses. The resulting photographs—untitled and dated only for convenience—do not consciously attempt to address queer identity in China but rather function as a form of play or performance in a place where any explicit declaration of same-sex orientation is still considered risky and nude photographs are routinely labeled pornographic. Unless there is something worth doing, I would rather stay at home. Before the start of the 2011 season, Ren was allowed to leave the club and he transferred to top tier side. a state of matter with definite volume but no definite shape, composed of molecules which move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases. Yet, his seemingly minimal approach to image-making belies the complex technical and intellectual processes behind it. A shrinking penis is ugly in my opinion. The first issue, I would like to have all images of one face and one genital per page. Often, after doing things I love, like dancing, eating and drinking, at the end of the night nothing changes and it all feels empty in the end. But I do like a lot of things. Ren is adept at deploying such visual codes to subtly stir in the place of straightforward erotic acts. Although most of his recent solo exhibitions have been held outside of China, viewers have gravitated toward his work when it has appeared in group shows in Beijing and Shanghai. Whether this repressive censorship had anything to do with his death, we will probably never know. Marcos Novak ITSLIQUID is a communication platform for contemporary art, architecture and design. To do so disregards his message. For example, for the next project I want to shoot elephants or lions, and after looking out to some people it has been proven to be do-able. In fact his works suffered from enduring censorship and intimidation from the Chinese authorities, who defaced or confiscated his works and even arrested him. But since most people paid attention to my nude series, I got more and more into that. But I always insist it for a while, and the truth is, often it works out fine in the end. But I am working on a project right now that I shoot every single person I encounter in my life, and eventually composing a multi-dimensional space with hundreds of thousands of faces. Ren endured a long battle with cyclical depression throughout his life. On 16 September 2016, he terminated his contract with Jiangsu and joined fellow side ; however, he was unable to play for the club until the 2017 season. To be honest I do not have any special opinions about it. International career [ ] Ren made his debut for the on 18 June 2014 in a 2-0 win against. Image courtesy of Courtesy OstLicht Gallery and The Estate of Ren Hang Who are you, without the label of a photographer? The 29 year old artist, who has already published more than a dozen photo books as well as exhibited over a hundred times in both solo and group exhibitions all over the world yet seemed completely unfazed about it when Yatzer corresponded with him, as unperturbed as the models forming the nude human sculptures in his photographs appear to be. Perhaps I get mad in the moment, but what has past is past. Bold red is a recurring motif, painting fingernails and toenails, lips, and walls, and appearing via objects from a suitcase to cherries, watermelons, and strawberries strategically wedged between butt cheeks. Many times people do things, like posting images on social media, simply as an act to get appreciated and complimented by others. The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the. The portraits, taken with a point-and-shoot film camera, seem like snapshots, yet they are crafted with deliberation, with bodies — and body parts — set in utterly awkward positions that form charismatic, frisky visual poetry. Over the years, he gradually shifted from seemingly candid shots of individuals nudes to sexually-charged and explicit photographs, in which young naked bodies interlaced with one another in uncommon settings and complex compositions. Two solo exhibitions are currently running at the in Amsterdam, and the in Stockholm. Career statistics [ ] Club statistics [ ] As of 31 December 2019. But it does not have an English name. Do you intend to convey any sort of messages to the public with your photos? Taking photos is just one of my interests that makes me happy, like dancing, eating or drinking. A lot of people write emails to me, or some of my friends ask me directly. He would sometimes tell jokes to put everybody on set at ease, then slowly guide the models towards more boundary-pushing poses. But to me if a penis is not erected, it is as if it does not exist. If you add a lot of post-production into it, it should be called a picture or a mixed-materials artwork, instead of a photo. He made his debut for the club on 5 March 2017 in a 0-0 draw against. How does your family view the art you make? When I am shooting, it is just a body part. Focus gathering and the shutter releasing, connecting his unpretentious, rebellious, wild and free perspectives towards the naked human body. "One minute I might be thinking the whole world is smiling at me, and the next, I might feel they all want to stab me. Courtesy: Estate of Ren Hang and Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong. He could create the most impossibly beautiful or complex images with the simplest of tools: a naked human body. Appearances and goals by club, season and competition Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals 3 0 - - - 3 0 24 0 - - - 24 0 22 0 - - - 22 0 10 0 - - - 10 0 Total 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 Chinese Super League 28 1 0 0 - - 28 1 30 1 1 0 - - 31 1 20 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 29 0 25 1 7 0 - - 32 1 26 2 6 1 - - 32 3 12 3 1 0 6 0 1 0 20 3 Total 141 8 17 1 12 0 2 0 172 9 Chinese Super League 23 1 0 0 - - 23 1 22 1 2 1 - - 24 2 25 1 0 0 - - 25 1 Total 70 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 72 4 Career total 269 11 19 2 12 0 2 0 302 13• At the end of the day I still love China. I am being more cautious nowadays, for example, not posting full frontal nudity online. at sodasoccer Retrieved 2015-11-29 in Chinese• Even though there is a strong resistance in Mainland China, there are still a lot of people who are willing to exhibit for me. Club career [ ] Ren Hang started his football career with in the 2007 season when he made his debut for the club on 4 October 2007 in a 2-0 loss against. Perhaps sometimes the photos might not come out welI, but at least I enjoyed the process of creating it, and that is quite enough. Using a small Minolta point-and-shoot camera, Ren Hang acts as director, moving hands and legs, lifting girls on top of girls, and arranging flowers on top of men. Plus I think the best state of a photo should be the moment you shot it. He self-published 16 monographs of bodies laid bare, but only this year did TASCHEN release his first international collection, which features over 300 of his tantalizing photos in chronological order. His models posed naked, in impromptu choreographies, stacked like compression sculptures, often contorted in unnatural shapes. How do you find nude models to work with you? Yes, I mostly shoot people I know, but recently I am shooting more and more strangers or models. A point-and-shoot camera with a flash, combined with your own vision for the composition and the message you want to communicate, is enough to create outstanding photography. In my opinion, I should be able to shoot anything that exists in the world. at National-Football-Teams. Nowhere else have I seen yellow bodies rendered again and again with such unflinching honesty and without an agenda to satisfy anyone in particular. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Could you tell us how you developed your career? Many people who have worked with you know that you are quite picky with choosing the right model. A lot of the times the team I work with think that my ideas or the things I need to find are and undoable. But dissections are futile in these photographs that skirt logic and our desires to classify. The bodies of the models - which are all similar to each other, slender, hairless, and with very pale skin and black hair, red lipstick and painted nails for the women - are transformed into sculptural forms where gender is not important. It was a very comfortable and natural shoot, but we still never talk about my work. You might find him confusing and puzzling, but he has the ambience of such kindness that you would always trust that no evil can come out from him. His first exhibition abroad happened in 2011, when Ai Weiwei invited him in the group show Netherlands. I always thought they had no idea what I do for a living. I started shooting in 2008 and I basically shot every sort of topic and style at the beginning. He kept asking what exactly I am looking for but I could not explain it to him, so I just told him to continue searching for me. The images look so natural, yet fun and unexpected. Look at the imprisoning of Ai Weiwei and other Chinese artists for works that most of the west would consider banal in the political sense. Rather than arousing desire, these images seem to want to break the taboos surrounding the naked body, challenging the moral tradition that still governs Chinese society. Ren Hang, Untitled, 2014 Born in 1987, Ren Hang left his home in Changchun city in Northern China to study advertising at the Communication University of China in Beijing. He once said that the only time gender mattered to him was when he was having sex. Ren inspires not only for his methodology and aesthetic but for how he stays true to his instincts. Support Hyperallergic As arts communities around the world experience a time of challenge and change, accessible, independent reporting on these developments is more important than ever. I do intend to only shoot nudity. No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition 1. Ren plays on notions of appetite by sometimes incorporating food into his portraits, although these at times push his work toward kitsch — see, for instance, the image of a man eating noodles off a pelvis, or another of a fork poking a phallus on a plate. Swans, peacocks, snakes, cherries, apples, flowers and plants are used as absurd props but ones that have great evocative power. In his brief career, he had to his credit over twenty solo, seventy group shows, several self-published monographs, and an official monograph by Taschen. Ren became a vital member of the team as results gradually improved and the club finished in their best ever league place at the end of the 2011 season. Yet they also convey a strong poetic and evocative force. But last time when I wanted to shoot with my mother back home, she naturally accepted and asked me directly if she needs to be. He continued to be a regular within the team's defense until the 2010 season when the club had a poor run of form that saw Ren dropped from the team as the club was relegated from the first tier. Assistant Professor Education B. Although often provocatively explicit in the display of sexual organs and the poses, which at times refer to sadomasochism and fetishism, Ren Hang's images are difficult to define, shocking and at the same time pure, permeated by a sense of mystery and formal elegance that appears poetic and, in some ways, melancholic. November 25, 2020 Venice International Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. Main Image: Ren Hang, Untitled 27, 2012. To me, his work at its core simply cherishes human desire, celebrating relationships regardless of the identities involved. " His struggle eventually led him to commit suicide on February 23rd 2017. a state of matter, between gaseous and solid, that flows and takes the shape of its container. He began photographing his friends as an escape from the tedium of class. Ren Hang is known above all for his research on the body, identity, sexuality and the relationship between humans and nature, with new generation, free and rebellious Chinese youths as the protagonists. Yes, Ren captures plenty of bodily penetrations — fingers in vaginas, fingers up asses, fingers in mouths, dicks in mouths, even a bottle up a butt and a snake seemingly crawling out a vagina — but these are just part of his broader visual vocabulary, which is fascinated with connectivity. I always work in China, and yes, I have been arrested, I have had exhibitions being forced to close, our website getting banned, etc. With his stark flash, Ren literally shone a strong light on Asian bodies too long unseen, capturing individuals liberated of identities and associations, simply being without judgment or without need of acceptance. Because I do not know how to do post productions! Contents• ITSLIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility. Anonymous arms and legs reach for and hold each other from beyond the frame, forming striking patterns. Ren created several photographic series between 2008 and 2016, in concomitance with poems and free verses that we wrote between 2007 and 2017. Ren was degraded to Jiangsu's reserve team in June 2016 due to a contract dispute with the club. He made his debut for the club on 3 April 2011 in a 2-0 loss against. We will miss your outrageous poetry. This sort of superficiality is universal; it is selfish in the sense that it makes us happy and comfortable. How do you get your inspirations each time before or during your shoots? The 13th edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. Color, too, enhances the seductive nature of his work. In this era that we live in, being censored by the Chinese government has almost become a stamp of approval for contemporary artists. The second issue would probably be in the form of a tape, with casual interviews that feels like a daily conversation and eventually touch up on their sexual experiences. He scored his first international goal on 7 June 2017 in an 8-1 win against the. It is a that people give me and I cannot put it into words. Overall, it is not that somebody is constantly monitoring my behaviors, so it does not affect me a lot. Explicit as well as poetic, the work of the acclaimed Chinese photographer and poet Ren Hang 1987- 2017 is exhibited for the first time in Italy with a selection of 90 photographs accompanied by a portfolio that documents the backstage scene at a shoot by Ren Hang in Wienerwald in 2015, and a wide selection of rare books on his work. He develops and scans his film at private studios to avoid obscenity charges and has become keenly aware of the potential for censorship. Yet, there were never any mood-boards or plans: everything depended entirely on his state of mind, the subjects and the environment in that moment. And sometimes it is simply the question of money. liquid architecture is a symphony of space, but a symphony that never repeats and continues to develop, is an extension of our bodies, and like us, it has an identity. Models in blood-red lipstick and nail polish set against stark white backgrounds, illuminated by simple point-and-shoot camera flashlight: the works of the late Chinese photographer Ren Hang are instantly recognizable. The rest of Ren series are populated with a mixture of his own male and female friends or people who approached him from the Internet. But no matter what I always insist on using models I like. Archived from on 3 August 2014. No matter how bizarre the concept is or how contorted their posture becomes and despite their nakedness, they retain a stoic countenance giving viewers the freedom to interpret what they see as they please. Tightly composed, his photographs were saturated and lit with stark flash. In his images of multiple individuals, bodies are somehow always continuous with one another. 7 June 2017 , , 6—1 8—1 Honours [ ] Club [ ]• : References [ ] com 2016-07-16 Retrieved 2016-11-03 in Chinese• Body parts are topographies, positioned closely to create uniform landscapes. Photo from Ren Hang, published by TASCHEN photo of the book by the author for Hyperallergic Ren rarely captured his own body and grief in pictures. Ren makes physical tension incredibly tangible to us, as voyeurs, even in his portraits of individuals, which always feature a cheekily placed prop. From the Asiago plateau, over 23 years of research and millennia of history, offer us a blend of pure natural elements, we develop specific solutions that are the result of continuous research, experimentation and phytotherapeutic innovation. He turned to poetry to chronicle his battle with the disease, while having often foreshadowed his own death in postings on social media. He would have turned just 30 at the end of this month. Suffering from cyclical depression, he expressed inner turmoil most freely through words, published on the very public platform of his website. Being in an environment where any shoot or show can be disrupted and brought to a halt by police had to contribute to a very high stress level. Today, Ren's works are collected by CAFA Art Museum and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in China; Kansas State University Art Museum in USA; Multimedia Art Museum in Russia; and White Rabbit Collection in Australia. He is, perhaps, the sole artist and photographer with the most edgy outlook towards the naked human body. What do you think about the limitations of the Chinese government towards contemporary artists like you? His objects of choice seem random — reptiles, feather dusters, fish, roses, birds of all kinds, and even a cephalopod feature in his pictures — but they all carry a sensuality conveyed through texture: these are slippery, soft, velvety, silky, and moist things. The Infancy of International Fame While he may have hinted at fetishes such as sadomasochism, and his images of erotic poses and sexual organs was apparent, he treated each subject with a kind of purity of thought in his universe. It happens too often that I do not even care anymore. "People suffering from depression may not exhibit any obvious symptoms, but if you find a friend down with depression, you need to spend more time with them and make the effort to call them more frequently, because you never know when it will strike," he wrote. But once you put your hands on it, you would realize that it is actually not that difficult. But he viewed his images as a fun time. Though he acknowledges a debt to the frank displays of sex by photographers such as Juergen Teller, Nan Goldin, and Araki Nobuyoshi, Ren Hang identifies most with the dark absurdity of Shuji Terayama, a filmmaker best known for his surreal theater and cinema. Eventually he was a bit angry with me, haha. Every destination seems like a funeral I rush through to mourn myself. Still, he is often harassed online, and his works, when on public view, have been spit upon or taken down, leaving only empty frames. On the day of the shoot, she was very cooperative and exhausted herself out. What the viewer might assume as provocation or lewdness is in other words the unadulterated self-expression of an artist. My family is very average middle class workers and my parents are not divorced. Tung was a contributing author to , published by Aperture in 2015. I just want to make myself happy. External links [ ]• Fish is currently creating waves in the fashion and creative industries with her sharp and quirky photography, showcasing subjects from female sexuality to everyday weirdness. , Sun Yat-Sen University 2011 Ph. Instead, they coax us to accept their complexities and, in turn, revel in our own skin. This same spirit can be found in the works of artists who inspired Ren, such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans. In China, in fact, the concept of the nude cannot be separated from pornography, and the nude as a genre is not recognised in art history. This also explains why most of the models Hang uses are his friends, with whom he can be more spontaneous and relaxed and with whom he has more leeway to experiment at his leisure. And experiment he does, constructing surreal landscapes and sensual sculptures out of naked bodies, limbs, plants and animals. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! He is merely a pure form of naked human beings. Image courtesy of Fondazione Sozzani What is your favorite place? I do not think that my photos shall be put underneath a cultural mass or a theme to be put to use for something. At the age of seventeen, he left his hometown to settled down in Beijing to study marketing. But standard definitions of male and female identity collapse in these fantastic realms, where bodies are beguiling shapes and every human connection simply beautiful and rousing. Weirdly, he never considered any of his work to be taboo or out of the global mainstream. And my only standard is that he or she has to be good looking to me, which is very straightforward and, of course, really subjective as well. I never really thought about it. By the following season, he had established himself as a vital member of the team by playing in 24 games as Changsha finished midtable at the end of the 2008 season. Whether he intended it to or not. In making meaningful connections rather than dictating tastes, its approach to storytelling brings editorial content beyond hype or conventional academic debate. Ren combined indoors, outdoors, natural and urban environments to create a playful raw vision of young people, regardless their gender. Photo from Ren Hang, published by TASCHEN But most significantly, as a queer Asian artist, Ren was creating a realm without parallel. And strangely, his models, male or female, as objects. It should be a very and straightforward behavior. In fact, if you compared it to a Japanese artist like Araki, it was quite tame. Once before a photo shoot, the stylist gave me nearly 50 models to choose from and I rejected them all. Beyond Culture Being in China not only meant you had to be very creative, but also very brave. He would have turned 30 in March. His camera was not his mirror; instead it was trained on his friends, whom he often photographed in his Beijing apartment or in nondescript corners of nature. I think I am quite a boring person without any interesting hobbies. Water, in general, takes on various forms throughout his photographs: pools, lakes, bathtubs, and showers are common settings, while fluids often stream through scenes, from milk to piss. I plan on releasing the first issue by the end of next year.。

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