CHECK OUT NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE AT THE ARKEN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The late French sculptor/painter/filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle was known for her “shooting paintings” in the 1960s – polythene bags of paints in human forms were covered in white plaster and then shot to pieces, creating the image.

Over four decades later, her work is as relevant and politically charged as ever. That’s clear in the new exhibition at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, just outside Copenhagen, where you can experience her wildly imaginative sculptures and paintings. The show’s aim? To present “a unique artist whose radical practice, extraordinary power and impassioned battle for women’s rights speak directly to our time”. And to entice you further: there’s the added bonus of seeing the spectacular modernist building that houses it. It looks like a giant, half-buried aeroplane. Definitely worth a quick trip just outside of the city.

 

Niki de Saint Phalle’s work is on display from 13 Feb-12 June at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.