The artists are Ma Liuming and Zhang Huan (Sullivan 23).
As an artist, Ma Liuming is popular for his exploration and poetry and power of public nudity in the Chinese society, where such behaviors were under strict restriction. Due to this, Liuming has always been a target to the Chinese legislative and judicial representatives. Most of his works are categorized under pornography. Most of the Asian nations are considered moral because of the existing laws restricting people from the facilitation of any form of immoral behaviors or actions. Most of Liuming’s works, analyzed in the psychological manner facilitate, to the, highest level possible immorality among people. Exposing one’s body parts including the private parts definitely facilitates immoral thinking that forms a leeway to sexual immorality. For instance, his first performance, “Fen-Ma Liuming’s Lunch 1” where he sat completely nude as he sucked plastic tube that was attached to his penis (Sullivan 67). This behaviors and according the moral standards of the Chinese community, is definitely unacceptable since it possibly promotes illegal or immoral sexual practices among the Chinese children and grownups, as well. This automatically led to his arrest in 1994. His works were mostly categorized as pornographic since they facilitated sexual desires in individuals, especially among the unmarried teenagers.
The performance personage of this artist is Fen. Ma Liuming, which is a nude transgender creation. Fen Ma Liuming is created with a woman’s face and a man’s body. Fen produces an arresting visual outcome challenging the Chinese art convention, individual and society, as well. Liuming’s ingenuity and remarkable creativity are quite thrilling since they were developed and created in a vacuum consisting of rigid social repression and conformity. His performances address the questions of sexuality and gender,