Photo Paige Silveria
"Chinesische Nacktheit in griechischer Natur, so könnte man die neuen Arbeiten von Fotograf REN HANG salopp beschreiben. Die Bilder entstanden während Hangs Aufenthalt in Athen und Attica im April vergangenen Jahres. Sichtlich unbeschwert, leichtfüssig und mit einem Schuss Humor inszeniert Hang seine Aktbilder in der freien Natur. Befreit vom politischen Druck und der prüden Gesetzgebung in seiner Heimat entdeckt er das Genre neu. ATHENS LOVE ist frisch und verspielt, eine Ode an die Lebenslust..."
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...
By Betsy Horan
"Though the photographs in Huger Foote’s series “Now Here Then” were taken largely between 1995 and 2002, they represent an entirely “new” body of work. Starting in 2008, the Memphis-born photographer took a three-year “semi-stationary” break from his normally nomadic lifestyle, and spent the time revisiting his past work — and specifically, the work prints he’d created from years’ worth of negatives. For photographers, work prints are meant to be provisional: temporary placeholders for the final, perfect exhibition prints. They show thescars of time — which was precisely what caused Foote to have the “a-ha” moment that...
"Each book store towards FASHION HEADLINE readers concierge the "one book to read now." Thursdays, introduce Art Book shop "NADiff (NADiff)" each store is the one book to recommend. This is the Ebisu, Tokyo head office, NADiff apartment (Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-18-4NADiff A / P / A / R / T1 floor). ■ "Landscapes" Lele, Saveri (Lele Saveri) born in Rome, Lele-Saveri of photographer-artist currently is based in New York. And just also very active as a curator of ZINE fair that takes place in NY called "8 Ball Zine" rather than as an artist, in a Brooklyn subway station to make a limited time shop...
"Photographer Ren Hang’s affinity with nature and the nude form continues in his latest book Athens Love. Continuing to produce work outside of his native home of China, where he is often censored or in trouble with police who threaten to arrest him, for his latest book Hang trips to Attica and Athens in Greece. While his last book NEW LOVE was shot in New York, here Hang swaps skylines and cityscapes to shoot his friends gazing into glistening lakes, obscured between rocks, swamped by daffodils or amongst cactus and aloe vera plants..."
by Cris Blanco
"Born in the city of Chang Chun (China), this photographer takes explicit and direct pictures, disregarding taboos. REN HANG’S work is closely linked to eroticism and the emotional and vivid element of the skin. Winning the Third Annual Terna Prize for Contemporary Art in 2010, he has shown and published his work both in China and abroad, and now his second monograph is coming to light. “Athens Love” is a compilation of the pictures he took during his stay in the Greek capital last spring. We tell you how, when and where to see it..."