Ren Hang, Yoonkyung Jang and Coco Capitán exhibitions at the MEP, 6th March – 26th May 2019

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie has just opened its three springtime exhibitions – Love, Ren Hang by Ren Hang, Incandescence by Yoonkyung Jang and (take a deep breath) Busy living everything with everyone, everywhere, all of the time by the gloriously whimsical Coco Capitán.

Expositions de Ren Hang, Yoonkyung Jang et Coco Capitán à la MEP du 6 mars au 26 mai 2019
© Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and stieglitz19

Chinese artist Ren Hang, who died in 2017, had barely ten years to express his passion for photography before throwing himself out of a window age 29.

The MEP is showing 150 photos – the first time they’ve been seen in France – by the gay artist particularly loved by Chinese youth, and whose style has been called subversive and pornographic (unsurprisingly, under a politically repressive regime).

Expositions de Ren Hang, Yoonkyung Jang et Coco Capitán à la MEP du 6 mars au 26 mai 2019
© Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and stieglitz19

Young Korean artist Yoonkyung Jang won the 2018 Dior Photography Prize for Young Talents. Her entire ‘Glimpse of us’ series is being shown – portraits of women and a very personal vision of beauty.

Expositions de Ren Hang, Yoonkyung Jang et Coco Capitán à la MEP du 6 mars au 26 mai 2019
© Yoonkyung Jang

And for the young Sevillian photographer Coco Capitán this is her first major exhibition in France, showcasing her sens of humour, derision and taste for the absurd.

With over 150 photos, you’ll see her work for luxury fashion brands, American landscapes, slightly surreal texts and even a few saucy shots…

It’s an impressive body of work considering that Coco is only 26 years old, and you can take it home with you by purchasing the catalogue of the exhibition (172 pages, 124 images, £35 here from the publisher).

© Coco Capitán

Around the exhibitions there are guided visits, workshops and a selection of films made by the multitalented photographers themselves. More info here.

The exhibitions by Ren Hang, Yoonkyung Jang and Coco Capitán are at the MEP (here) from 6th March – 26th May 2019

Open Wednesdays and Friday from 11am-8pm, Thursdays from 11am-9pm and the weekend from 10am-8pm

Admission: 10€ / 6€

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