Prune Nourry - Terracotta Daughters

From 14 September, 2013 to 26 October, 2013
Opening 14 September, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm


Gallery Magda Danysz, 188 Linqing Road (x Pingliang Road), Shanghai
Artistes: 

Prune Nourry is a multi-disciplinary artist from France. She presents in many of her works concerns on biotech and genetic evolution, particularly from a graceful but compelling female’s perspective. Terracotta Daughters is composed by 108 life size sculptures. Showing respect to the great history of the local land, the overlook and arrangement refers to the image of the significant archeological excavation—Terracotta Soldiers in Xi’an, China. Prune refers to not only the presentation of the works, but also it’s making techniques. In the series, all sculptures were made in collaboration with Chinese craftsmen who practice ancient molding technologies—as like how Terracotta Soldiers were produced.

Differently from the ancient theme, the soldier figures were replaced with images of 108 young females who had their facial features artificially cross-paired from 8 Chinese girls. An army of the 108 semi-identical daughters raise questions to artificial procreation following with the idea of eugenics. Through the exquisite depictions of the manufactured girl figures, Prune brings awareness to women’s seemingly unchangeable fates, and speaks for woman’s social status.

Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Prune Nourry
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.
Terracotta Daughters - Prune Nourry - courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.

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78, rue Amelot , Paris 11, France
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Shanghai gallery 上海 :

188 Linqing road, Shanghai, China
by Yangshupu Road (North Bund)
上海市杨浦区临青路188号 (近杨树浦路)
Open Tuesday to Sunday - 11AM to 6PM
星期二至星期日 11:00—18:00 (星期一休息)
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