Thu, Sept 11–Sat, Oct 4
104 Washington St
Opening Wed, Sept 10
Tue, Thu–Sat: 12–6pm
104 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
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4 or 5 to Wall Street
1 or R to Rector Street
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
Rio Grande, 179A Grand Street
(between Mulberry and Baxter Street)
Prune Nourry’s Imbalance series lands in a Chinese Back & Foot Massage center, mixing original artworks with traditional reflexology posters and the ubiquitous fish tanks. Inspired by Chinese philosophy coming from Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, the artist points at the demographic and environmental imbalances China continues to face.
Get 20% off your foot massage in Nourry’s site-specific installation when you pick up a coupon at Terracotta Daughters.
|About Prune Nourry
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.
Co-presented with China Institute
With the support of No Longer Empty
Image: Terracotta Daughters © Zachary Bacho