REVIEW: Ren Hang and Li Lang's "My Mum / My Father" @ Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
Blindspot Gallery’s exhibition “My Mum/My Father” features two prominent photographic artists from China. The display at the vast gallery space, located in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, shows an unmistakable division between the two contrasting artists, who are connected solely by the subject of their works. Ren Hang and Li Lang’s personal, photographic works challenge the viewer with abstract questions, through the artists’ distinctive visual perspectives on the exhibition theme.
Ren’s photography has earned the young artist international praise for the provocative portrayal of his subjects, who are usually his friends. In the artist’s homeland of China, however, his work is not always as well received. Ren’s work has been banned in many local galleries, due to the explicitness of its images and the conservative nature of Chinese society.