Artist’s ‘Terracotta Daughters’ sculptures to be buried in Mainland China

sculptures, Artist’s ‘Terracotta Daughters’ sculptures to be buried in Mainland China

The Earth Ceremony, Mainland China, October 2015. Photo copyright 2015 PRUNE NOURRY STUDIO LLC. All rights reserved.

 

SHANGHAI, China – In 2013, the Army of Terracotta Daughters was born in Xi’an, China, from Prune Nourry’s collaboration with local craftsmen. In 2014, the 108 lifesize sculptures toured the world, from Shanghai to Paris, Zurich, New York and Mexico City.

This week, the Terracotta Daughters Army is in the process of being buried in Mainland China, following a performance titled the “Earth Ceremony,” with participants becoming the eyewitnesses of the birth of this “contemporary archeological site.”

Excavation is planned for 2030.

A feature film telling the story of the Terracotta Daughters’ journey will be released next year.

For more information about the sculptures and artist Prune Nourry, visit www.prunenourry.com.