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Legend of the 20th century art: Niki de Saint Phalle
Sat, 4 May 2019 - Sun, 2 Jun 2019 09.00 - 23.00 Import to my calendar


​The 27th edition of Le French May Arts Festival will be kicked-off by the world class exhibition - Legend of the 20th century art: Niki de Saint Phalle. From 5th May to 2nd June, around a hundred hundred monumental artworks of Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 – 2002) will be brought 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.


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.


Through Bloum Cardenas, her granddaughter, with the support of the Niki Charitable Foundation and the Galerie Mitterrand, an exhibition in artistic conversation with Chinese artist Shen Yuan was presented at the Power Station of Art Museum in Shanghai (August 18–October 14, 2018). Following this inaugural exhibition in China, the first major retrospective of her work was on show in Beijing at the Today Art Museum (November 23,2008 – March10,2019).

The acclaimed exhibition will travel to Hong Kong to Sha Tin Town Hall for Le French May 2019, which will be the first solo exhibition of Niki de Saint Phalle in the city.




Exhibition Information

Date: 5 May - 2 June 2019 

Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza 

Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm daily

Free Admission


Jockey Club Community Outreach and Arts Education Programmes

Public Guided Tours (Every Weekend/ Public Holiday)*
2:00 pm: Cantonese ; 3:30 pm: English
School Guided Tours**
Accessible Guided Tours
Venue:Sha Tin Town Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza
* Free admission
**For educational institute enrolment only;registration required https://goo.gl/forms/7YOgXniwiTUx9LJs1

Date: 1 May (Wed), 2 pm–4 pm
Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall–Lecture Room
Speaker:Mr. Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand

Date: 5 May (Sun), 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Venue:Hong Kong Central Library–Lecture Theatre
Speakers:Ms. Bloum Cardenas and Mr. Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand
*Conducted in French,simultaneous Interpretation will be provided


Visit https://frenchmay.com/en/home/ for more information.