This has been a very busy time for the Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Paris has been in “Niki Fever” for the last few weeks since the opening of the Retrospective at the Grand Palais. Congratulations to Camille Morineau, curator of the exhibition, and the passionate staff at the RMN who made this show a success already. The exhibition will be on display until 2 February 2015 before it travels to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Until then, the City is buzzing with Niki. Check out the events surrounding the Restrospective and subscribe to our newsletter:
Until 2 November 2014. Nana Danseuse (Rouge d’orient – Bloum) (1995) is currently installed at the banks of the River Seine to celebrate the inauguration of Les Jardins de l’Archipel des berges de Seine Niki de Saint Phalle, also known as the Floating Gardens, on 18 September 2014 by Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo. In the presence of Saint Phalle’s family, the Mayor paid tribute to the artist’s accomplishments and revealed the commemorative plaque. Admission is free.
Until 1 February 2015. La Cabeza (2000) featured at the CENTQUATRE. The Niki Charitable Art Foundation, the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais, and the CENTQUATRE-PARIS worked in conjunction to feature La Cabeza during the same period as the Niki de Saint Phalle Retrospective at the Grand Palais. The NCAF would like to express its sincerest gratitude to Galerie Mitterrand and Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, the RMN and the City of Paris. We would also like to thank the anonymous donors for their generous gifts. Admission is free.
Until 2 February 2015. Grand Palais auditorium. Niki de Saint Phalle, un rêve d’architecte. A film by Louise Faure and Anne Julien (2014). Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please check local listings for times.
Until 2 February 2015. Visite-Atelier Assemblage. Children’s Workshop. Creative self expression is encouraged à la Niki de Saint Phalle by experimenting with various media and recycled objects such as paint, artificial flowers, wool, and fabric. Mondays 10 am and 2:15 pm; Tuesdays 2 pm and 2:15 pm; Thursdays 10:30 am and 2 pm; Fridays 10:15 am.
Until 16 January 2015. Grand Palais auditorium, 12 noon. Friday Films.
- Un Rêve plus long que la nuit/Camélia et le dragon (1975, 1h30). A film by Niki de Saint Phalle. In this unusual fairy tale, a little girl meets a kind dragon and then a witch who grants her wish of becoming an adult. She embarks on a fantastical journey filled with love, war, and a mysterious encounter with death. October 24 and November 7.
- Daddy (1973, 1h23). A film by Niki de Saint Phalle and Peter Whitehead. Between love and hate; fantasy and sexual perversions; and the ambiguous relationship between father and daughter. Based on personal experiences, Daddy was Saint Phalle’s attempt to present the incestuous relationship in an experimental, artistic manner. It was also a film, which touched on sexual liberation and the feminist movement. October 31 and January 16.
HEADS Up for the new exhibition NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: NANAS 60s-90s at Galerie Mitterand from 24 October to 20 December. Galerie Mitterand has been instrumental in previous and current research to find Niki de Saint Phalle’s NANAs worldwide for an upcoming online Catalogue Raisonné of Nanas. More information on how to submit entries are posted on our website.
Photo: © 2014 NCAF Archives