The Terracotta Army is an In-Situ Installation Featured at Centquatre

 - Nov 26, 2014
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The 'Avec Motifs Apparents' exhibition, held at the newly opened Centquatre art center in Paris, features in-situ installations that take advantage of the center's accessible space.

One of these installations is 'Terracotta Daughters,' by French artist Prune Nourry, an on-going project comprised of over a hundred statues that represent the Chinese girls lost to the selective female infanticide that is the result of the one-child policy in China.

Nourry worked with a local craftsman to complete the statues, each which took over a year to complete and were inspired by orphan girls who Nourry met. The statues use traditional terracotta and patina techniques to better reflect each little girls' appearance and personality. The group of statues will travel until 2030, where they will be buried, in an homage to the journey of the original Terracotta Army of third century BC.