Monday, Mar 21, 2016
By Lucy Jones
"Ren Hang's work speaks for itself, which is a good thing because Ren is not about any of that art wank chat. His latest project, Athens Love, is a continuation of the strange and awkward — but somehow unstaged and natural — nudes that have made him so infamous.
The photo series and book were produced during an artist residency in Athens in 2015. But the choice to shoot here didn't stem from the censorship that's enforced in Ren's home country of China, or anything related to Athens specifically. Like much of his work, the project is simply a document of the artist's surroundings, and his friends, in what he considers their most natural state..."