Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines

Exhibition  /  16 Oct 2018  -  03 Mar 2019
Published: 04.09.2018
Robert Baines. Ring: Five Rings, California (?), 1969. Chrome plated silver, stone (?), case, print, pen on paper.. 15 × 24.2 × 21.5 cm. Photo by: Robert Baines. Robert Baines
Ring: Five Rings, California (?), 1969
Chrome plated silver, stone (?), case, print, pen on paper.
15 × 24.2 × 21.5 cm
Photo by: Robert Baines
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The exhibition centers on fourteen fanciful news stories, of which Baines' jewelry serves as "evidence." Using rings, parures, neckpieces, and bracelets, the artist highlights the constructed nature of collective history, manipulating what is accepted as truth to address the influence that fake news, sensational headlines, and the fabrication of alternative realities has on our perception of events.