Transcultural Collaborations: Collapsing Distance, Transforming Home

Transculture refers to the act of uniting people from different backgrounds and cultures in an effort to exchange varied perspectives and contexts. An exchange of this sort can potentially yield global/universal similarities and specific cultural differences. It is a way for people to think together while contributing beliefs and strategies from their individual experiences. Careful attention must be paid to …

Common Threads: Groupe Bogolan Kasobane, Gee’s Bend Quilters in Residence

Common Threads brought together artists of two of the world’s most vibrant contemporary textile traditions: The Quilters of Gee’s Bend and the Groupe Bogolan Kasobane, bogolan masters from Mali. This visual art performance/demonstration featured artists of the two traditions working simultaneously on their respective art pieces during the course of a week-long residency. Panel discussions and lectures explored each art …

Farm Project 2011

Goldner’s installation, Wealth in Africa, is on view as part of the Farm Project 2011. Curated by Collaborative Concepts Sculptures by over 60 artists Mid-run Reception: Saturday, October 1, 1-6pm (Rain: October 2, 1-6pm) Open daily to the public. Free of charge. Dawn to dusk. From north or south on Route 9 turn east on Travis Corners Road, opposite Garrison …

INTERSTICE & EMPHASIS: Artists From The Aljira Collection

Curator: Carl E. Hazlewood Artists presenting new work: Kevin Darmanie, Janet Goldner, Grace Graupe Pillard, C. Duane Lee, Freddy Rodriguez, Fausto Sevila Artists from the Collection: Alec Soth, Will Barnett, Bob Blackburn, Carl Ostendarp, Willie Cole, Don Hazlitt, Emma Wilcox, Eikoh Hosoe “Janet Goldner spends much time in Mali. She makes free-standing steel sculptures and wall-bound installations that reference her artistic lineage going …

Institute for Wishful Thinking

As self-declared Artists in Residence for the US Government, The Institute for Wishful Thinking (IWT) believes that the community of artists and designers possesses untapped creative and conceptual resources that could be applied to solving social problems. Proposals are posted to the IWT website to generate interest and funding for a pilot version of the project—placing artists in residence with …

Artistry of African/Diaspora Blacksmiths

i ni ce, thank you, merci: Apprenticing at a Forge in Dioro, Mali. During her Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship in 1995, Janet apprenticed with a family of blacksmiths in Dioro. She made small knives with carved wooden handles and hair tressing tools, the beginning objects for all apprentices at the forge. The skills needed to make these simple tools introduce …