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Prune Nourry • Terracotta Daughters

U.S. Premiere

Thu, Sept 11–Sat, Oct 4
104 Washington St

Opening Wed, Sept 10
from 7–9pm


Viewing Hours
Tue, Thu–Sat: 12–6pm
Wed: 12–8pm

China Institute (downtown location)
104 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006

Map & Directions

By Subway:
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 and beyond.

Related Event

Interactive Installation: Imbalance

Sat, Sept 13–Sat, Oct 4
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

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