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Ren Ri

Kaiser Ring Scholar 2015
Ren Ri works with live bees. His beeswax sculptures and his videos are created in a process of planned coincidence. In addition to studying art in China and Russia, the 31-year-old is also a qualified beekeeper. Ren Ri became famous for his Yuansu (form of life) series of works. In Yuansu I (2007-2011), Ren Ri had the bees build maps out of honeycomb. According to the artist, much attention was also paid to the fact that ‘it was only as a result of the interaction I had with the bees that I experienced the internal structural relationship of the origin of life’. This monograph provides an overview of Ren Ri's works from 2007 to the present day.

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"Ren Ri"

March 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0215-2

20,40 x 27,00 cm

96 Pages

64 colored and 10 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German, English

Bettina Ruhrberg, Mönchehaus Museum Goslar
Text by
Andreas Bee, Bettina Ruhrberg
Design by
Lambert und Lambert, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Ren Ri – Kaiserringstipendium für Junge Kunst 2015”, January 27 – March 5 2016, Newcomer KWS Art Lounge Einbeck, Germany.