Celebrating 20th-Century Art Legend Niki de Saint Phalle
Why We Recommend it
Discover the artistic legacy of sculptor, painter, and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 –2002), who is widely regarded as one of the most significant female and feminist artists of the 20th century.
Organised as a part of annual art festival Le French May, this exhibition honours the life and career of French-born, American-raised artist Niki de Saint Phalle, who is best known for her monumental outdoor installations. Her most comprehensive work was the Tarot Garden, a large sculpture garden containing twenty-two monumental figures representing de Sant Phalle’s idea of the greater Mysteries of the tarot, constructed of reinforced concrete and covered with mirrors and ceramic mosaic.
De Saint Phalle had no formal training in art, but associated freely with many other contemporary artists, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, composer John Cage, and architect Mario Botta, and many more. She also worked with Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, her second husband. She continued to create prolifically until the end of her life.
This special Hong Kong show will see some of de Saint Phalle’s monumental works presented in the public space, as a promenade leading to the indoor exhibition.
When: 5 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019 Where: Sha Tin Town Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza – 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin – New Territories