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February 27 2014

17:50

October 29 2013

06:33

Xi’an Terracotta Soldiers Meet Prune Nourry’s Terracotta Daughters

Xi’an Terracotta Soldiers Meet Prune Nourry’s Terracotta Daughters

The terracotta soldiers of Xi’an are nothing short of amazing. And French artist Prune Nourry uses this significant archeological excavation in her installation of Terracotta Daughters—116 life size sculptures of, you got it, girls.

The collection has been exhibited at Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai and touches on a sociological phenomenon: the preference Chinese parents give to having a son.

The sculptures are modeled after 8 Chinese orphan girls and craftsmen use the molds interchangeably to come up with personalized sculptures. The clay used in the process is also the same clay (region-wise) that was dug up over 2,000 years ago for the original Terracotta Soldiers in Xi’an, with local artisans helping in the creation of the Terracotta Daughters project.

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October 22 2013

21:30

Terracotta Daughters by French artist Prune Nourry

Terracotta Daughters by French artist Prune Nourry

Terracotta Daughters is the profound work of French artist Prune Nourry. Over one hundred clay Chinese Schoolgirls imitating the famous archeological discovery of the Terracotta Soldiers of Xi’an are on display with Gallery Magda Danysz in Shanghai.

Prune’s ambitious sculptural work contemplates China’s female social status, as well as it’s infamous one-child policy, symbolizing millions of missing women. The Terracotta Daughters exhibition was made in collaboration with Chinese craftsmen who practice ancient molding techniques, identical to the production of the original iconic Terracotta Soldiers.

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