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 …

Global Africa Project Exhibition

The Global Africa Project featured the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean. The exhibition surveys the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world. The exhibition actively challenges conventional notions of a singular African aesthetic or identity, and reflects the integration …

In the Shadow of the Empires: Protecting West Africa’s Cultural Heritage

Chairs: Janet Goldner, Oussouby Sacko; Participants: Janet Goldner, Oussouby Sacko, Kandioura Coulibaly, Kletigui Dembéle, Yuka Goto Focusing on culture, art and design issues for the first time at Mali Symposium on Applied Sciences (MSAS), this roundtable session brought together artists, architects and many other cultural actors. Many aspects of West African culture are in danger of being lost due to …