Saturday, April 7, 2018
Members’ Preview | 7:00-8:00pm
Public Reception | 8:00-9:00pm (live performance by the artist)
In this mid-career retrospective at MOCA Tucson, Folkert de Jong explores themes of global conquest, particularly events tied to The Netherlands yet mirrored and understood within a U.S. historical context. Frequently referencing figures and dress of Old Dutch Masters, de Jong bears witness to traumatic events and invites viewers to share with him in the acknowledgment of the horrors of war and subjugation. This exhibition features notable sculptures, installations, and paintings from the artist’s oeuvre, exploring the recurring self-destructive tendency of humanity.