Exhibition — 9 Feb until 18 Aug 2019
Since the 1960s, the distinguished visual artist, designer and former employee of the Stedelijk Museum has evolved a versatile body of work. Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life of Jacqueline de Jong gives an overview of the historical development of this oeuvre in which she effortlessly switches between different styles: from expressionist painting to new figuration and pop art. The scale also varies: small diptychs portraying a day in the life of the artist alternate with vast canvases in which an absurd, often violent and erotic world reigns. The show also highlights De Jong’s involvement in avant-garde networks inside and outside Europe, including the politically engaged Situationist International movement. The 13 exhibition spaces feature a selection of key works by De Jong and works from the Stedelijk collection, together with previously unseen archival material.