With her Terracotta Daughters installation, French New York-based artist Prune Nourry reflects upon the traditional preference for sons in China. Taking inspiration from the famous terracotta warriors discovered in Xi’an, Nourry worked with Chinese craftsmen to manufacture her own army — 108 unique, life-size Terracotta Daughters modeled on eight young country girls (Haoping, Pan, Huiyun, Yindi, Yue, Ruxia, Lizhou and Janwei).
Description of the artwork:
In 2014, the Terracotta Daughters army toured the world and was exhibited in Shanghai, Paris, Zurich, New York and Mexico City. Printed by renown fine art printing studio Idem Paris, the Anahuacalli lithograph immortalizes the last stop on the world tour, which saw Nourry’s daughters invade the Anahuacalli Museum, in Mexico. Designed by Frida Kahlo’s husband Diego Rivera, and inspired by archeological sites in Mexico, the Anahuacalli Museum was the perfect setting for Prune’s own archeological re-creation, illuminating the parallels between Pre-Hispanic civilization and ancient Chinese culture.