Peeing while standing is generally something done by men. Upright urination is regarded as a male-gendered action - at least according to social norms and standards. Jia Chang's 'Standing Up Peeing'(2006) is a collection of six photographs depicting nude women pissing (themselves). In other words, a blatant protest of societal standards.
The South Korean artist works with both video, installation and photography, utilizing the beauty of the female bod to address social taboos and double standards in a way that is both startling and aesthetically pleasing.
The photographs of women pissing is a great example of this. The large format of the images and the stark colour contrast of the works makes for a series of beautiful nudes, whilst almost obscuring the bodily fluid and at the same time showing nothing but urination.
By dealing with the body as both a sensory system and a personal manifestation, rather than as a cultural product that reflects the social norms, Chang's work is largely to be associated with feminist art. However, by using her artistic imagination to expose taboos relevant to all human bodies, Jia Chang transcends the limits of classification and explores the broader boundaries of art.