press release

Jacqueline de Jong: The Ultimate Kiss

October 9, 2021–February 6, 2022

Jacqueline de Jong is considered one of the crucial artistic figures of the post-war avant-garde and this exhibition will be the first solo presentation of her work in a UK institution. Throughout her career, spanning over half a century, de Jong has developed a unique painterly practice. Expressive in style, her work exhibits uninhibited eroticism, violence and humour. In parallel to her work as a painter, she was editor of The Situationist Times (1962–1967) and a member of the Situationist International during her early years in Paris in the 1960s.

Jacqueline de Jong is an artist born in 1939 in Hengelo, The Netherlands. She lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Curated by Juliette Desorgues (Curator of Visual Arts, MOSTYN) and organised in collaboration with WIELS where the exhibition is presented by Devrim Bayar (Curator, WIELS) and Xander Karskens (Director, De Ateliers) (May 1–August 15, 2021). The exhibition will tour to the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany (March 12–June 19, 2022).

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Fonds Mercator with texts by Devrim Bayar, Juliette Desorgues, Alison Gingeras, Xander Karskens and Niña Weijers.

Supported by The Mondriaan Fund, The Tyrer Charitable Trust, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, The Dutch Embassy, London, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Gallery.