An army of young girls assembles in the first U.S. showing of Terracotta Daughters, a monumental exhibition of 108 life-sized and individually crafted clay sculptures that recall China’s famous Terracotta Warriors. Created by New York-based French artist Prune Nourry with expert craftsmen in Xi’an, this installation is a powerful investigation of the impact of gender selection in Asia and beyond.
Prune Nourry (b. 1985) is a New York-based French multidisciplinary artist who is currently in residence at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. Trained as a sculptor, Nourry now also explores mediums such as photography, film, performance, and design. She draws her inspiration from themes surrounding bioethics, bringing attention to issues that arise from our fast-paced scientific discoveries, in particular, artificial procreation. Nourry was last seen in Crossing the Line 2011 with The Spermbar; prior to its US debut, Nourry showed Terracotta Daughters in Shanghai, Paris and Zurich.