BERLIN | New York-based French artist Prune Nourry is opening a new exhibition in Berlin on a topical theme: the position of women in Indian society. The exhibition, entitled Holy Daughters, is opening January 26, 2013 at Galerie Henrik Springmann in Berlin.
Specifically, Nourry’s exhibit deals with the issue of gender selection due to the abortion of female fetuses. It primarily focuses on 3 street performances the artist realized between 2010 and 2011 in New Delhi and Kolkata. Prune Nourry videotaped the locals’ reaction towards the artist’s hybrid sculptures mixed between the Indian holy cow (symbol of fertility) and a girl (the actual vector of fertility). She reveals in an un-dogmatic way the inferior position and lower conditions of many women in India.
For Nourry, the rape incident in New Delhi in December 2012 “marks a new sad climax concerning this highly sensitive topic.” Nourry´s body of work triggers an open debate about the feminine condition in Indian society. In addition to this exhibit, Nourry has made recordings, a video installation at Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2011, as well as solo shows in Paris and New York in 2011 and 2012.
Holy Daughters touches on milk as a theme to present an exploration using a number of media: bronze, silicon, concrete, porcelain and aluminium sculptures, re-projected videos and photographs, and an installation that invites the audience to engage the senses and question an accepted reality.
Galerie Henrik Springmann is presenting the work of Prune Nourry for the first time in Berlin.
www.prunenourry.com / instagram: @prune
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