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Filipino political and religious figures submerged in underwater procession

(CNN)On long, life-size panels at this year’s Art Basel fair, underwater figures make their way across the screens. Dutch-Filipino artist Martha Atienza’s video installation, “Our Islands, 1116`58.4″ 12345`07.0″E,” is a striking artistic spectacle. Its characters’ balletic movements help the viewer feel their struggle for air and the weight of the water above them. But a […]

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The erotic fantasies of controversial photographer Ren Hang

(CNN)When you look at the photographs, the first thing you notice are the naked, pale, Chinese youths — wearing nothing but blas expressions. Suddenly, you’re not sure what you’re seeing. Men wedged midair between trees. A disembodied face framed by the waists of two women. A hundred flowery fingers blossoming between a pair of bowed […]

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