The Walther Collection

Lin Zhipeng (No.223) | The Walther Collection (Germany)

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“The Walther Collection is pleased to present Then and Now: Life and Dreams Revisited, an exhibition that extends the Collection's ongoing survey of Chinese photography since 2017. Curated by Christopher Philips in 2018, Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art was the first extensive exhibition of works by Chinese artists represented in the collection…

…A radical departure in both time and subject matter, a selection of works by Lin Zhipeng—known under the pseudonym 223—explosively portrays contemporary Chinese youth in a special exhibition on the upper floor of the White Cube, curated by Simon Baker. Born in 1979 in Guangdong province, 223 has become a representative figure in contemporary Chinese photography for works that offer a uniquely personal and intimate view of a youth subculture, including queer love and sexuality—standing in stark contrast to imposed conservative cultural values and standards.”

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