SUNDAY AT THE MET
WITH ARTIST ROBERT BAINES
JANUARY 6, 2019
In conjunction with the exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed, the MET is pleased to present a lecture by Robert Baines, recognized as one of the most prominent contemporary goldsmiths in the world, and the recipient of many international awards, including having been designated a Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft In this lecture, Baines will explore historic stories behind jewelry, arguably the most personal and universal art form, and the multitude of sources where jewelers find inspiration to create their work.
Robert Baines, jeweler
Kim Benzel, Curator in Charge, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Met
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago Melanie Holcomb, Curator, Department of Medieval Art, The Met
Museum of Arts and Design:
Oct. 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Fake News and True Love is a clever examination of jewelry as a document of popular cultural history. The artist's fanciful pieces and accompanying "evidence" encourage belief in the fourteen stories he presents. Baines has fabricated alternate realities that span from B.C.E. to the present day and encompass an equally wide range of topics, including migration, conspiracy, forgery, celebrity, and politics.
Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection Oct. 4, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment
Oct. 6, 2018 - April 21, 2019
Including gallery artists: Georg Dobler, Bruce Metcalf, Jennifer Trask
Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century
Oct. 21, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019
Including gallery artists: Robert Baines, Naama Bergman, Rian de Jong, Jennifer Trask
Arnoldsche Art Publishers Presents:
Inspired by the Arte Povera movement, jewellery artist Annamaria Zanella combines base materials with precious metals. The unmistakable blue pigment, produced according to a recipe from the fourteenth century, is just as important as plastic or corroded steel. Their interplay reveals the indwelling energy of the jewellery.
The pieces of the twice winner of the Herbert Hofmann Prize contain personal impressions and wearable references to nature surrounding her. The artist's living reality - and thus her oeuvre - also encompasses the political, the question of how we as a society want to live together.