EXHIBITION — MAY 12 – 27 — French artist Prune Nourry’s latest exhibition takes over the ground floor of the Invisible Dog Art Gallery with sculpture, installation, photographs and videos. Holy River explores the sacred Ganges River, gender issues and the scarcity of clean water — Prune Nourry is now based in New York.
The Holy River exhibition is the culmination of a three-year project on gender, focused on India. Mirroring Nourry’s Holy Daughters exhibition that took place in 2011 in Paris around the theme of Milk, the theme of this show is water. It features a selection of works inspired by a performance last year in Kolkata.
In August 2011, Nourry commissioned a team of artisans from Kolkata’s potter’s district to create a 17-foot hybrid sculpture inspired by the design of Holy Daughters, and made from Ganges clay in a traditional style. Then in October 2011, during the Hindu festival, Durga Puja, this imaginary deity infiltrated the procession of thousands of Hindu deity figures. She was carried through the streets until the Ganges bank, where she was finally returned to the river from which she was born.
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