The erotic radicalism of Ren Hang

The main Thai newspaper in English, The Bangkok Post, has reviewed the successful exhibition of Ren Hang in Bangkok.
It was the first time that the Chinese artist had a solo in Southeast Asia and when we at MoST Artists and the gallery Soy Sauce Factory have decided to work to make it real, we had not expected such so great response of public, art critics and young and established collectors.

Ren Hang has been arrested while taking photographs four times in China, and a couple more abroad. Sometimes, he just receives a warning from the police and other times he’s taken away in a police vehicle. Once, when he thought he had found a secluded lake.. [continue to read on Bangkok Post website]

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HIDE by REN HANG

Bangkok is a city that always can surprise you. Next month we will open the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia of the controversial Chinese photographer Ren Hang. I like his work since the first time I saw it, somewhere online. Now – in collaboration with MoST Artists and Soy Sauce Factory – we are ready to work on his prints and make a good exhibition. We will wait you on December 12th in Bangkok. Join us! Read More

The New Dawn by Piyatat Hemmatat

They seem to look at you. Examining you.
Standing in front of you, their only-one-eye mysteriously looked the visitor of Serindia Gallery in Bangkok.
They are the new circular abstract photographies by artist Piyatat Hemmatat from his latest series The New Dawn that it is the first part on three of a long-term project called 3rd Eye Trilogy, showed at Serindia in July and August this year. Concept of the series is a “commentary on the development of individual experiential perception and our creative psyche’s interdependency with the influences and suggestions of art and culture“.

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Ren Hang

Ren Hang is not a photographer who wants to shock necessarily you. Penis, bondage and illusory obscene situations are only a small part of his work as a visual artist.Republic – his new book – shows it perfectly to us, probably thanks to the support of his publisher too. Roughness is there, but I think the whole work collected for Republic is full of kindness, humour, love for his model and talent for the composition.

Continue to read the interview with Ren Hang.

Kyotographie

Artists, photographers, curators and venues at Kyotographie.
First edition of a photo festival in Kyoto, Japan. Click the image below.

Ordeal by Roses #32, 1961. © Eikoh Hosoe

Ordeal by Roses #32, 1961. © Eikoh Hosoe