We “love, Ren Hang”! MEP Paris

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Untitled 2016 100 x 67 cm © Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and stieglitz19
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Untitled China, 2015 © Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and OstLicht Gallery
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Untitled China, 2015 © Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and OstLicht Gallery
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Untitled © Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and OstLicht Gallery
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Untitled © Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and OstLicht Gallery
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vue de l'exposition ©smArtymagazine
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#PARIS Ren Hang, in his short life, since he ended his life at the age of 29, gave a different voice to contemporary Chinese photography. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie is devoting a retrospective to him, which could appear, if we didn’t dwell on it, as a trendy exhibition to attract fashionistas. Thousands of images recovered from the web and projected in slideshows, large format glossy and colourful prints where handsome and thin young people live in the shots. They all willingly lend themselves to Ren Hang’s demands, who frame and stage each shot, where the flesh becomes matter and the bodies, messages. We are not here in the apparent casualness of a Dash Snow, also dead at the height of his career, who chronicled with his polaroids, his life and that of his friends, in a way Nan Goldin in its early days. Yet in Ren Hang’s work, in a different approach, we find this dazzling photographic gesture, this urgency of images, “raw sex but purity from another world” as one of his models points out, a fresh vision but a poetry as brutal as it is disarming.

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