Artist Builds A New Terracotta Army To Protest China's Preference For Boys

October 3, 2014 1:01 PM

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Artist Builds A New Terracotta Army To Protest China's Preference For Boys

“Every artist is concerned with these questions, of who we are and where we are going,” says Prune Nourry, pulling her long brown hair away from her face. The gesture is impatient, and you can see why: Nourry is the artist behind "Terracotta Daughters," an ambitious, multi-year project that involves carting 108 life-size sculptures around the world before finally burying them in China.

It’s a task that demands stamina, and an intolerance for such distractions as hair in the face. On display through the end of the week at the China Institute in Lower Manhattan, the installation recalls China’s famed Terracotta warriors, which were buried in the soil of Xi'an and discovered centurie...

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