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Rong Rong And Inri: Tui-Transformation [Hardcover]

By Wu Hung (Editor), Krista van Fleit (Translator), Mao Weidong (Translator) & Ishikawa Iku (Translator)
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A decade ago avant-garde photographer Rong Rong lived in a farmhouse and took odd jobs to support himself. "No one was interested in buying my work," he recalls. On the contrary: once when he was photographing performance artist Zhang Huan, who had stripped naked, covered himself with honey, and then sat for an hour in a Beijing public toilet while flies landed on him, a villager stumbled upon the shoot and called the authorities. Rong Rong's wife Inri is also keen to break with convention and push the boundaries of artistic practice to the limits--she brings to her work a fresh, uncompromising approach.

Both artists are fascinated by the mysterious transformation of the world they live in. Inri's grotesque 1999.Tokyo, in her own words, represents "illusions born from the radiation of darkness--a symphony of the changing light and shadow." In Rong Rong's "ruin" pictures, the residents of the half-demolished houses have long gone, but the wall decoration and photo negatives they left behind, though abandoned and damaged, still breathe with life. Since the beginning of their partnership, they have worked closely together, often photographing their naked bodies together in extreme, stunning environments--raging blizzards and vast open spaces. These and other images are included in this large-format monograph that also includes documentation of Rong Rong's early days photographing the performance art and artists in Beijing's East Village in the mid-1990s.

In my view, Rong and Inri's interest in the relationship between photography and performance, and the duration and depth of their experimentation along this line, give them a special position in contemporary art. Conversely, their impressive body of works, created over a decade, also provides rich materials for art critics and theoreticians to reflect upon this relationship. --Wu Hung Edited by Wu Hung.

Hardcover, 10 x 10 in./288 pgs / 50 color and 200 duotones.

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Studio: Timezone 8
Pages   285
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   5.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 15, 2005
Publisher   Timezone 8
ISBN  9889726262  
ISBN13  9789889726263  

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More About Wu Hung, Krista van Fleit, Mao Weidong & Ishikawa Iku

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wu Hung is the Founder and Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago and the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese Art History at the Department of Art History and the Department of East Asian Studies and Civilizations at the same university.

Wu Hung was born in 1945 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Chicago.

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