MA LIUMING (China, B. 1969)
THE BREAKING DAWN: EARLY CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART - THE JOHNSON CHANG COLLECTION
MA LIUMING (China, B. 1969)

FEN-MALIUMING II; & III

Details
MA LIUMING (China, B. 1969)
FEN-MALIUMING II; & III
numbered '10/10'; signed in Chinese; dated '1993'; inscribed 'photo: XU ZHI WEI' in English (lower edge); & numbered '8/10'; signed in Chinese; dated '1993'; inscribed 'photo: XU ZHI WEI' in English (lower right)
set of two black and white photographs
paper size: each 60.8 x 50.6 cm. (23 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.) (2)
image size: 59.5 x 40 cm. (23 3/8 x 15 3/4 in); & 55.5 x 38 cm. (21 7/8 x 15 in.) (2)
(2)edition 10/10; & 8/10
Executed in 1993

15% of the hammer price of this lot will be donated to Moonchu Foundation
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Literature
Asia Art Archive, A Strange Heaven: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Hong Kong, 2003 (different edition illustrated, pp. 90-91).
Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Ma Liu Ming, London, England, 2003
(different edition illustrated, p. 9).
Asia One Books; & Hanart Projects, 3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things From Chinese Modern History, Hong Kong, 2015 (different edition illustrated, pp. 228-229).
Exhibited
Prague, Czech Republic, Galerie Rudolfinum, A Strange Heaven: Contemporary Chinese Photography, 2003.

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Lot Essay

Ma Liuming graduated from the oil painting department of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts. In the early 1990s, a group of artists utilised their bodies as an artistic language and explored the issues of identity and how it genuinely relates to the everyday environment. Because of his softly defined facial features, Ma Liuming decided that he would use a feminised face and a masculine body to construct an artistic persona with an imaginary gender. Visually, his sexual identity is confusing and misplaced. The artist attempts to use an individualised language and format to investigate the cultural characteristics of the sexes in the society.

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