From the publisher:
“The only international collection of Beijing photographer Ren Hang, whose images garnered some 90 shows in his brief six-year career, as well as a mass following online. Vivid and explicit, Hang’s images capture naked subjects outdoors, exposed, erect, and in an entanglement of bodies that put him at the forefront of a gender fluid world and of Chinese artists’ battle for creative freedom.
"TASCHEN’s is his only international collection, covering his entire career, with well-loved favorites and many never-before-seen photos of men, women, Beijing, and those many, many erections. We take solace remembering Ren’s joy when he first held the book, shared by his long-time partner Jiaqi, featured on the cover.”
Hang’s images, all produced on film, have been seen as controversial to the public in his homeland. However in a comment made in the New York Times, the artist disagreed, stating, “I don’t really view my work as taboo, because I don’t think so much in cultural context, or political context. I don’t intentionally push boundaries, I just do what I do”.
22.5 x 30 cm | 312 pages | hardcover
Ren Hang (b. 1987) was a self-taught photographer and poet from Changchun, China. Over his brief six-year career, Hang’s work was featured internationally in numerous exhibitions, and in 2016 he received the Outset/Unseen Exhibition Fund. He passed away in 2017 in Beijing.