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Prune Nourry: Terracotta Daughters

Finished Ended on Sat Oct 26, 2013
Magda Danysz Gallery
256 Beijing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu

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MD Gallery's fall show features French artist Prune Nourry, whose work explores contemporary concerns around biotechnology and genetic evolution, particularly from a female perspective. For the Shanghai exhibition, she's created 108 life size sculptures - the Terracotta Daughters - to visually reference Xi'an's ancient soldiers. Made in collaboration with Chinese craftsmen using traditional molding techniques, each depicts the merged facial features of eight Chinese girls, creating an 'army' of semi-identical daughters. The installation aims to raise questions around artificial procreation and eugenics...