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Kawral: An Artist Residency in Mali for Peace, Reconciliation & Social Cohesion

College Art Association Poster Session: Kawral was a response to the crisis that erupted in Mali in 2012. This artist residency and resulting exhibition and catalogue are important because they serve as a model for the role that artistic production and culture can play in the life of a nation. Yet, projects such as this are rare. KAWRAL united 25 …

CURRENTLY 80

Sculptors Guild celebrates its 80th year (1937 – 2017) as one of the oldest artist run nonprofit organizations in NY. “Each sculpture embodies a different vision of the world, of the past, present, and future. Some of the sculptures are whimsical: others touch on the tragic. The sculptors present a span of human emotions as wide as the range of …

i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls….

Janet will be participating in i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…. “The issues surrounding love, sexuality, gender equality, racial identity, and, ultimately, self-love explored by Ntozake Shange’s Work on Broadway 40 years ago remain relevant today.” Souleo, Curator

ArtSlope

Janet will participate in ArtSlope at two locations. Art Slope is a nine-day free, multi-arts festival taking over the historic Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, September 17-25. With an incredibly rich trove of artists, arts organizations, and venues to draw on, Art Slope will bring together artworks from across all disciplines and celebrate New York’s diverse creative community.

State of the Arts NYC: Traveling Home & Back

Janet will be featured on State of the Arts NYC,the weekly radio show hosted by Savona Bailey-McClain, long-time Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF). Janet Goldner is a sculptor whose work crosses many cultures, focusing on the “beauty and genius of each as well as what we have in common.” She has been involved with African cultures …

Fences & Neighbors on Governors Island

“powerful…show… by…Janet Goldner on immigration.” Holland Cotter, NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 2016….. & featured in NYArts . The Sculptors Guild presents Fences & Neighbors, Janet Goldner’s mixed media installation inspired by her research trip to Arizona in 2014. A woven barbed wire fence divides the gallery. On the far side is a projected video of migrants’ stories that viewers can see through the fence. …

American Twist

The Sculptors Guild presents American Twist. The Point of Water is a wall installation composed of fabricated and found steel elements. In Bamana thought (an ethnic group in Mali), besides north, south, east, west, the point of water is the fifth cardinal point. Water is a directional indication as in I live two blocks from the river. Cities and towns are located …

Allies or Aliens? Collaborating Across Cultures

Open Engagement is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations. This year’s theme is POWER. Allies or Aliens? Collaborating Across Cultures Laura Anderson Barbata,  Janet Goldner, Melissa Potter, Miriam Schaer A 4-person panel will examine issues of power and privilege in socially engaged …

Fences & Neighbors

“powerful…show… by…Janet Goldner on immigration.” Holland Cotter, NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 2016….. & featured in NYArts . Fences & Neighbors is Janet Goldner’s mixed media installation inspired by her research trip to Arizona in 2014. A woven barbed wire fence divides the gallery. On the far side is a projected video of migrants’ stories that viewers can see through the fence. Photographs and …

Panel Discussion: Photography in the US and Africa.

Janet was pleased to participate in a panel discussion in conjunction with Bronx:Africa . Artists include Laylah Barrayn (Senegal), Janet Goldner (Mali) and Howard T. Cash (West Africa). Osaretin Ugiagbe (Nigeria). Moderated by Atim Annette Oton, curator of public programming. Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos 450 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10451 Tel. 718-518-6728 http://www.bronxarts.org/lag.asp