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MEP : Lin Zhipeng aka 223 : Forbidden Love


The MEP presents Lin Zhipeng aka 223 who with Amour Défendu (Forbidden Love) explores the love expressed by people of different and non-conforming genders, challenging the traditional concept of “public nudity” through a kind of “liberation.”

“LOVE is a subject I have focused on for a long time, but this is the first time I have made a large number of nude photographs in an urban public space. I have photographed in cities before, and occasionally in public spaces, but this is the first time I have undertaken an urban project of this magnitude. I used Asian models that were familiar to me, because we have similar cultural backgrounds. Together, we put aside the conservatism and tradition that characterizes Asians to seek the type of freedom that comes from pleasure.” Lin Zhipeng


Amour Défendu  (Forbidden Love)
Exhibition of photographs, videos and performances
Lin Zhipeng aka 223
Curator and production: Anna Mistal
November 7 and 10, 2023 | Paris



Presentation at the MEP, during Paris Photo
November 7, 2023, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris

Screening of a short documentary film, the “Making of” Amour Défendu, introduction and moderation by Simon Baker, director of the European House of Photography, discussion and questions and answers with the artist and the exhibition curator.

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., MEP Auditorium, screening, discussion, questions and answers
By invitation only

Amour Défendu exhibition (for one day only)
and private event
November 10, 26 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
10 a.m. -5 p.m., Public exhibition of images and videos
6 p.m. -9 p.m., Private event (presentation of images, videos and performances)


Bio – Lin Zhipeng aka 223

The complete series will be available for sale online at from November 9, 2023

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