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Gallery Magda Danysz - Shanghai

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Terracotta Daughters
188 Linqing road
Shanghai


September 14th, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Opening: 
September 14th, 2013 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Terracotta Daughters, Prune NourryPrune Nourry, Terracotta Daughters
© Courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz photo : Zach B.
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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.


Prune Nourry是一位来自法国的,创作素材集涉及各种艺术媒介于的多栖艺术家。在很多作品中,她通过她优雅而又扣人心弦的女性视角,表现着她对生物技术及基 因进化的关注Prune最近一些列作品《女同俑(Terracota Daughters)》即将在今年九月,于上海MD画廊展览。《女童俑》由108件与真人等同大小的雕塑组成。为了向中国国土、及其承载的悠远历史致敬, 雕塑作品的队形参照中国著名考古遗址——西安兵马俑的阵列。不仅是陈列方式,作品的制作方式也借鉴了西安兵马俑。在一系列作品中,西安当地的传统陶土工艺 师参与了每一件雕塑作品的制作——正如制作每一件西安兵马俑一样。然而,与古时候的主题不同的是,阵列中士兵的形象由108个年轻女性的形象代替了。这 108个年轻女性的容貌来自于8个真实存在的中国女孩,艺术家把她们的面容人工交混,组合成了108张不同的脸。一个由108个看似类同的中国女儿组成的 队列,像是在向人工生殖、甚至优生优育政策提出疑问。通过这一批由手工精雕细琢的雕塑女孩,Prune为社会上女性的地位发出声音,展示着女性看似难以改 变的命运。


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