Ren Hang

News

An exhibition of Ren Hang’s rebellious nudes is opening in Italy

A mix of the late Chinese artist’s photography and poetry is coming to the Tuscan city of Prato in August.
i-D Staff
7.1.20
Culture

the best things to watch, see and do in the uk this week

Get your indispensable gui-De to leisure action, with our cultural highlights of the week.
Roisin Lanigan
11.19.18
Art

11 artists pay tribute to ren hang in ‘strange plants iii’

Some of Hang's most enchanting photographs show his friends floating nude amongst lily pads at night.
Hannah Ongley
7.5.18
Music

young thug's new music video pays tribute to ren hang

Thugger and his director hid an easter egg in their latest video.
Isabelle Hellyer
4.24.17
News

ai weiwei remembers ren hang in new interview

Hang’s ‘works interpreted sex in a Chinese way, which contained a sense of loss and sorrow,’ says the artist.
Jo Rosenthal
3.8.17
mental health

we need to talk about art’s obsession with the ‘tortured genius’

Does the correlation between creativity and mental illness ultimately do us harm?
Wendy Syfret
2.28.17
News

remembering radical chinese photographer ren hang

Censored in his homeland and celebrated around the world, Ren has passed away at just 29 years old. Using little more than naked bodies and a 35mm film camera, the self-taught provocateur captured the pure magic of desire.
Hannah Ongley
2.24.17
Culture

ren hang’s new photo exhibit is a punk protest to censorship

Beijing's photography antagonist marks his first solo show in Los Angeles with the exquisite "What We Do Is Secret."
Hannah Ongley
6.15.16
Photography

ren hang's nsfw new show features beautiful nudes shot in athens

After shooting friends nude in the bone-chilling cold of Central Park, Chinese photographer Ren Hang captured playful images in sunny Greece for a new exhibition and book, 'Athens Love.'
Emily Manning
3.21.16
Photography

11 of our favourite nature inspired instagrams

Hit 'refresh' as you scroll through some of the best landscapes on the ‘gram.
Ellen Rule
11.2.15
Culture

photographer ren hang's nude portraits were banned in china

So he came to New York!
Emily Manning
7.1.15