Le French MayArts Festival is proud to present a world-class exhibition–Legend of the 20th century art: Niki de Saint Phalle. The Festival’s kick-off exhibition is made possible with support by the Festival’s major partner,The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Echoing “voyage”, the theme of 27th edition of the Festival to transport audience through time and space, from the East to the West, the highlight exhibition will bring around a hundred monumental artworks of Niki de Saint Phalle to the plaza and exhibition gallery of Sha Tin Town Hall. An eye-catching promenade will lead audience to the indoor exhibition, as well as an artistic “voyage”. Public will have an immersive encounter with Niki’s sculptures and paintings from 5th May to 2nd June.
妮基・聖法爾（1930 – 2002），雕塑家、畫家及電影製作人，是二十世紀最著名的女性及女權主義的法裔美籍藝術家。妮基沒有受過正式藝術訓練，但曾與許多當代藝術家緊密合作，如賈斯培·瓊斯、羅伯特．勞森伯格、拉里．里弗斯、作曲家約翰．凱奇、建築師馬里奧．博塔等。她還與瑞士藝術家尚．丁格利（第二任丈夫）一起合作，終其一生創作。
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 – 2002) was a sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. The French-born, American-raised artist is one of the most significant female and feminist artists of the 20th century. She had no formal training in art, but associated freely with many other contemporary artists, such as 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.
Le French May Arts Festival 2019
2019.5.5 – 6.2
Sunday to Saturday 09:00 – 23:00
Sha Tin Town Hall & Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza
Source: Le French May PR