Female Terracotta Warriors 2

Some are pregnant, with children, handicapped with one arm, walk with artificial limbs. These are real-size replica of terracotta of China. Daughter of Norwegian famous ethnographer and adventurer : Thor Heyerdahl, Marian Heyerdahl uses an artistic way to look at another way of adventure in life. She uses these replicas to represent the same horrible impact wars have on women. Some screams, some scares, and some even are suicide bombers. There are 70 pieces in total. You can find them in Beijing’s 798 Space for exhibition.

"Norwegian female artist Marian Heyerdahl, utilizing her unique artistic vocabulary, recontextualizes the Terra-cotta Warriors by duplicating the Terra-cotta Warriors in their original scale, while inverting their gender from male to female. She doesn’t at all utilize her Western aesthetic ideology to transform this Chinese symbol in order to satisfy consumer culture; her work is not simply a replacement or a consumption of the local culture. Rather, her work depicts an in-depth exploration in an innovative manner. Her work also carries on conversations with Chinese culture on an equal level."

text by Wang BaoJu

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