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Building

“Building offers a look at how artists grapple with the structure of structures.  The word “building” is inherently both the action of creating and the object of its creation. We begin with nothing, design by pushing and pulling, adding and subtracting, while amassing the elements to create the structure until we have an object that literally has to stand. Janet …

i found god in myself…

i found god in myself is a multimedia and multigallery exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Since its debut performance in 1974 just outside Berkeley, California, at a bar named the Bacchanal, Shange’s work has captivated, provoked, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the world. …

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry & Photography

Janet is pleased to show her sculpture Wealth in Africa @ The Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, NYC Wealth in Africa is a mixed media sculpture in the form of a large necklace. Inspired by Janet’s long connection to the Continent, Wealth in Africa highlights the richness of Africa– the people and their culture(s). The title is …

Lecture: Threatened World Cultural Sites: The Silk Road & Mali

ArtTable The World Monuments Fund lists 67 cultural sites still threatened in 2014. ArtTable members Marla Mossman and Janet Goldner have intimate understanding of the issues in respective geographical areas: Marla on The Silk Road, and Janet on Mali. Each is an artist and a cultural ambassador to these areas of the world that have important and impressive ancient cultural …

Curate NY 2013

Janet’s work was selected for 2 Curate NY 2013 online exhibitions! Curator: Jan Seidler Ramirez, Chief Curator & Director of Collections, National September 11 Memorial Museum & Curators: Kristopher Johnson & Florence Poulain, Co-Owners, Deep Tanks

Roundtable: Reflecting on the Ways Forward in Mali

This roundtable assembled a variety of academics and policy makers working in Mali in different areas, and from different perspectives. We come together to discuss ways to build a durable peace, responsible government and vibrant civil society in Mali. Part 1 focused on the political, military, and economic dimensions of the crisis and the future and included Greg Mann, historian, …

Farm Project 2013

Goldner’s installation, Interesting Times, is on view as part of the Farm Project 2013. Curated by Collaborative Concepts Sculptures by over 60 artists Goldner’s work is mentioned in a review of the Farm Project. Click Here Interesting Times is a series of 12 banners that present images of cultural sites in countries where there have been recent upheavals along with …

Persimmon Tree article

Janet Goldner: Art and Life A lovely article about Janet’s work in Persimmon Tree 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 since her undergraduate days at Antioch College, traveling first to Ghana and, years …

Lecture: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mali

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress presents UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mali a lecture by Janet Goldner, Scholar and Sculptor The African & Middle Eastern Division Reading Room LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First St. SE Washington, DC 20540 Here’s a link to a videocast of the lecture. For additional information …