27 NOV 2016 – 23 APR 2017
Part 2: TRUTH / LOVE – Feb 18, 2017 – April 23, 2017

In 2016 and 2017 the Stedelijk Museum will present Jordan Wolfson (New York, 1980), one of the most outspoken representatives of a new generation of artists who explore the increasing digitalization of society and other technological developments.

The first solo exhibition by American artist Jordan Wolfson in the Netherlands unfolds in two parts. Previously, MANIC / LOVE was on display; now, it is followed by TRUTH / LOVE, which offers an in-depth overview of the artist’s work through twelve 16 mm films, animated videos produced during the early years of his career, the video Animation Masks, and a selection of objects. Also featured is his first animatronic, Female figure (2014), a fascinating yet terrifying robotic sculpture equipped with facial recognition technology that enables it to interact with viewers.

PART 2: TRUTH / LOVE 18 FEB – 23 APR 2017
Centerpiece of the exhibition’s second part is Wolfson’s first animatronic creation, the thought-provoking Female figure (2014). This computer-controlled, hyper-sexualized blonde robotic woman flaunts the kind of outfit ordinarily worn by pop stars in music videos: a see-through miniskirt, high-heeled thigh-high boots, and long gloves. A device loaded with motion tracking software, concealed beneath a green, bird-like mask, enables her to lock eyes with viewers. While the woman speaks to her audience—accompanied by a soundtrack of pop music—she gyrates before the mirror, alluring yet repugnant, in an endless ballet of watching and being watched.

The installation Female figure can only be viewed with a time slot. The work can be experienced in a separate space, and may only be viewed by four people at a time. This provides the visitor with the best possible opportunity to interact with the work. A visit lasts for a maximum of 15 minutes, and takes place in the presence of a Stedelijk staff member. The rest of the exhibition can be viewed during the Stedelijk’s opening hours (10 am – 6 pm and Friday 10 am -10 pm).

How do I get a time slot?
Timeslots can be reserved daily in the museum and for the same day. Each day, time slots are issued for the same day. Time slots can be reserved through a Stedelijk staff member (at the entrance to Female figure). Because the installation is extremely popular and access to it is restricted, you may not be able to reserve a time slot for the day you’ve selected, even though you are waiting in line for the work. If so, try to reserve a slot for the next available time.

Technical fault
If a technical fault occurs, our operators will try to correct it as soon as possible. If Female figure is out of commission in the morning, we will provide you with an afternoon time slot. If Female figure is not working in the afternoon, we will issue you with a time slot for the following day.

Time slots:
Slots from 10 am till 1 pm – bookings from 10 am
Slots from 2 pm till 5 pm – bookings from 1 pm
Slots from 6 pm till 9 pm – bookings from 5 pm (Fridays only)

When you have been issued with a time slot, please come on time. You must be in the space when the work begins (every fifteen minutes). If you turn up late, you will miss your time slot. Time slots cannot be reserved by phone, email or via the website.

Female figure may not be suitable for young children.

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