Born in 1985 in Paris, Prune Nourry lives and works in New York. She is interested in the fields of science and anthropology, particularly bioethical questions relating to gender selection and the artificial evolution of humankind. She explores these issues with an artistic approach that combines sculpture, installations, performances and video. Over the last few years, the artist has gained recognition for her long-term projects, such as the Terracotta Daughters army, inspired by the Xi’an terracotta warriors. The piece travelled the world between 2013 and 2015, from Paris to China and taking in Zurich, New York and Mexico City.
Daughters - Solo show
Château Malromé is pleased to welcome in its walls, during this summer 2019, about twenty works of Prune Nourry previously exhibited from Spring to Autumn 2017 at the Guimet Museum (Paris). In this series of works, Prune Nourry has seized upon a problem particular to Indian and Chinese societies, the disappearance of a whole age-class of little girls caused by the use of prenatal predictive medical techniques in favor of boys. These sculptures, in a new scenography of Benjamin Gabrié, find new echoes in Malromé, family home of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Curator : Richard Leydier
CHÂTEAU MALROMÉ, SAINT-ANDRÉ-DU-BOIS, FRANCE, FRANCE
From 29/06/2019 to 29/09/2019
Bêtes de Scène – Group show
For its ninth exhibition, the Villa Datris Foundation questions through contemporary sculpture, the relationship between humans and animals. With seriousness, humor or derision, the works presented reveal sensitive images of animals. The exhibition also celebrates their beauty, the fluidity of their bodies or the extravagance of their feathers. 78 artists and 110 works will be exhibited in the villa and its gardens.
FONDATION VILLA DATRIS, ISLE SUR LA SORGUE, FRANCE
From 31/05/2019 to 03/11/2019
Glasstress - Group show
On the occasion of the 58th Biennale di Venezia, Jan Fabre, Prune Nourry, Sundarshan Shetty is participating in Glasstress 2019, show curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen. The sixth edition of Glasstress brings together a new lineup of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass. Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo dedicated to supporting his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass. Since its debut in 2009 as a collateral event of the Venice Biennale, Glasstress has revived the traditional craft of Murano glassblowing by forging new alliances with internationally renowned artists and designers and has since become an unparalleled platform showcasing ground-breaking new works in glass.
FONDAZIONE BERENGO, VENICE, ITALY
From 9/05/2019 to 24/11/2019