Niki de Saint Phalle (1930−2000) is one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. The French-American artist was raised according to the social codes of upper-class New York society. However, her peculiar worldview, rebelliousness, and creativity joined forces to derail the path she was expected to follow. Saint Phalle was a self-taught artist often described as feminist and political.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Thread Routes Chapter I, II and III (2010– ), the first 16-mm film series produced by multi-disciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja (b. 1957, Daegu, Korea). This ongoing project consists of six chapters, each shot in a different part of the world, and together they form a mosaic of common performative elements that unite different textile cultures. This triangular installation created by the artist presents three chapters filmed in Peru, Europe, and India.