Who is Niki de Saint Phalle?
Niki Saint de Phalle (1930-2002) is one of the most renowned and less conventional artrists from the mid-twentieth century. Through her various works, paintings and sculptures, Niki has always expressed herself as a radical and avant-gardiste creative and artist denouncing the patriarchal society, religion or racism.
The talents of this painter, artist, sculptor, printmaker and experimental filmmaker is to (re) discover at Grand Palais which hold an exhibition named after her from September 17, 2014 until February 2, 2015. With themes ranging from joyful to profound to intellectual, the paradoxal nature of her work has yet to be fully explored.
Niki has always expressed strong political convictions mainly through her voluptuous, colorful, powerful and very dynamic Nanas, who claimed their sexuality. The whole concept was radical at a time when a woman needed a letter from her husband in order to work.
The exhibition manages to articulate the commitment and the radicalism of the artist, feminist and political content of his work, the boldness of his performance while describing techniques for making certain works.
Guests staying at Hotel Powers are within a walking distance from Grand Palais whre they can discover or rediscover the less conventional artist of her time.