ARTS & CULTURE -- October 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM ET
Army of schoolgirls critiques China's gender inequality
Using the same clay and modeling techniques as the "Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses", Nourry's exhibit --"Terracotta Daughters" artificially cross-pairs facial features from eight Chinese girls. The army of 108 life-size schoolgirls is meant to raise awareness about female's "seemingly unchangeable fates" in the nation.
"I wanted to highlight the girls that are not cared about, by mixing them with a strong familiar symbol [the Terra-Cotta Warriors]," the New York-based Nourry tells BBC. "When you change something slightly that everyone knows it creates something bizarre − and people want to know more."
In the year 2000, 90 percent of aborted fetuses were female, making China the country with the most uneven sex ratio.