Jacqueline de Jong

Jacqueline de Jong (1939) is revered for her involvement in European avant-garde networks including the Gruppe SPUR and the politically engaged Situationist International movement and for founding, editing and publishing The Situationist Times in Paris in the 1960s. By now her publishing, painting and sculpture endeavours have spanned over five decades, in which motifs of eroticism, desire, violence and humour continue to recur. In her painterly practice she has effortlessly switched between different styles: from expressionist painting to new figuration and pop art.

In March 2019 Jacqueline de Jong was awarded the Prix AWARE for Outstanding Merit at the Ministry for Culture in Paris, France.

Currently De Jong has a survey show at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, that will tour to MOSTYN Contemporary Art Gallery, Wales and Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany. This exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive new monographic publication.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Pinball Wizard’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, a retrospective at Musée Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, ‘Same Player Shoots Again!’ at Treize in Paris, ‘Plankenkoorts’ at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, ’Resilience(s)’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London and ‘Billiards 1976-78’ at Château Shatto in Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include ‘She-Bam Pow POP Wizz!’ at MAMAC in Nice, ‘Radio-Activity’ at Lenbachhaus in Munich, ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, ‘Die Welt Als Labyrinth’ at MAMCO in Genève, ‘From Calder to Koons, Jewels of Artists’ at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, ‘Section Littéraire’ at Kunsthalle Bern and ‘Strategic Vandalism: the Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings’ at Galerie Petzel, New York.

Work by De Jong is held in private and public collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum Jorn, Silkeborg; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; Kunstmuseum Göteborg; MCCA Toronto; MONA, Tasmania; Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; Museum Arnhem; Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Amstelveen. In 2011 De Jong’s entire archive from the 1960s was acquired by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the Yale University in New Haven.

 

Interviews and features

Interview in Frieze magazine

Interview in L’Officiel Art magazine

Interview in Financieel Dagblad newspaper (Dutch)

Interview in Metropolis M magazine (Dutch)

Interview in NRC newspaper (Dutch)


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