Artsy Spotlights Jewelry in NYC

‘Traditionally art jewelry lovers convene every March in Munich for Schmuck, the largest exhibition of contemporary art jewelry in the world. In addition to the main event there are normally over fifty smaller jewelry exhibitions going on concurrently. However earlier this May, New York was the place to be for art jewelry enthusiasts. Steve Learner’s…

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EXPOSED | join Bettina Speckner and Lauren Kalman for a panel discussion at MAD| May 13

MAY 13  6PM Free The Theatre at Museum of Arts and Design Since the late 1830s, photographs have been integrated into jewelry as tokens of memory, devotion, or mourning. Contemporary photo-based jewelry extends these traditional functions and forms, while enlisting new technologies and techniques to engage a great variety of personal and social concerns. Organized by…

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Lauren Kalman and Bettina Speckner featured in Museum of Art and Design’s Multiple Exposures

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography is the first museum exhibition to explore how contemporary jewelry artists transform and add new meaning to the pervasive images of this digital age.  Drawing inspiration from historic daguerreotypes to manipulated digital images, international jewelry artists explore changing views of beauty and the human body; examine social, political, and cultural issues;…

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Schneier Collection open at Metropolitan Museum of Art | May 13, 2014

Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection, includes work by gallery artists Giampaolo Babetto, Jamie Bennett, Melanie Bilenker, Helen Britton, Lola Brooks, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray (above), Sondra Sherman and Bettina Speckner. The  exhibit will open in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art Design and Architecture and run from May 13 through August 31, 2014,…

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Susie Ganch’s new work is ArtForum Critics’ Pick.

Susie Ganch’s new work at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is a Critics’ Pick in ArtForum. See more about the exhibition HERE From ARTFORUM: ‘Ethical metalworking, sustainability, and recycled detritus figure prominently in Richmond-based Susie Ganch’s two-part exhibition. “Susie Ganch: Tied” offers independent work while the Radical Jewelry Makeover project, founded by Ganch in 2007 as…

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Julia Maria Kunapp reviewed in Metalsmith

Strikingly poetic and crafted with a hand that grasps the air itself, the work operates with both conceptual strength and visual power. As in her earlier jewelry, Künapp reveals the highest levels of craftsmanship and allows the viewer into the silent moments of the artist’s mind, almost like a writer of memoirs. We are caught…

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Lauren Kalman to speak at Cleveland Institute of Art’s Feminism Now : 2014

The proliferation of media via the Internet has made it possible for more voices to be heard—and as well to be lost. It is this reality that contextualizes the questions that surround Feminism today as well as Feminism’s relationship to art. This mini-conference, the second of its kind, represents CIA’s Visual Arts Environment’s commitment to…

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Interview with Lauren Kalman

AJF: When did you start to focus on the body as a topic of your investigations? Lauren Kalman I think as a metalsmith making jewelry, there was a logical transition for me from body as site to body as subject. When I made the move to body as subject, I was considering my relationship to the…

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Gésine Hackenberg | At Your Service | Bellevue Arts Museum

Objects of daily use often become intimately important and indispensable to people. Aside from their utility, such objects can be seen as representations of their owners or even extensions of the self. This kind of sentiment applies to a wide range of possible possessions including the seemingly humble and utilitarian plate. In At Your Service ten artists…

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