Rest in Peace, Ren Hang: 1987-2017
Today we woke to the shocking news that renowned Chinese artist and photographer Ren Hang has reportedly died at age 30. His body of work, a collection that celebrates the power and beauty of nudity and sexuality without censorship, has been at the forefront of a controversial new wave of Chinese art. Often subject to censorship by the conservative Chinese government, Hang’s work was an important symbol in the fight for freedom of expression, in his home country and beyond.
The gallery above is only a brief glimpse into the remarkable legacy that is Ren Hang. Rest in peace.
Images via Ren Hang
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