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Ren Hang: NUDI

Left: Ren Hang, Two Girls Dress, 2016 Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate. Right: Ren Hang, Girl with Ants, 2014 Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate

Nudi (translated into Nudes) is an exhibition composed of 90 photographs of nudes at Centro Pecci, in Prato, Italy.
The pictures are a research on the human body and nudity, focusing on the relationships between humans and nature. The main characters are young Chinese people together with swans, peacocks, snakes, flowers but also fruits like cherries, apples used as unique props.
All the protagonists are displayed in a suspended dimension, like a dream state, in which the bodies seem to float in a moment in history and in a world that is impossible to identify with certainty.

Ren Hang, Kissing Roof, 2012 Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate.

The artist died in his thirties in 2017 after suffering of severe depression that led to suicide, which had an intense impact on the Chinese art scene of his generation.
For Ren Hang, the camera is an instrument for documentation through which he made widely available pictures that weren’t intended to be hanged on a wall in a museum.
‘We were born naked… I photograph only things in their most natural condition.’ declared Ren Hang.

Left: Ren Hang, Muur, 2016. Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate. Right: Ren Hang, Portrait Plant, 2012 Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate.

Left: Ren Hang, Peacock, 2016. Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate. Right: Ren Hang, Untitled, 2015 Courtesy OstLicht Gallery and Ren Hang Estate.

Left: Ren Hang, Untitled, 2015 Courtesy OstLicht Gallery and Ren Hang Estate. Right: Ren Hang, Nude, 2016. Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate.

Ren Hang, Untitled, 2012 Courtesy Stieglitz19 and Ren Hang Estate.

 

 

The exhibition is opened to visit since 4th of July 2020 until 23th of August 2020 in Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Viale della Repubblica, 277, Prato.

Courtesy of Centro Luigi Pecci

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