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Bamako Symposium on the Arts

The symposium is designed to enable Malian and international arts practitioners, researchers, and policymakers share experiences, research and practitioner wisdom across arts disciplines and to identify key best practices across civilizations and their contiguities with the Mali context. The hope is that we will generate new initiatives to boost human capital development in Mali in the 21st century through a …

I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings

Focuses on how the art of cutting: pochoir (stenciling), relief printing, paper cutting, and other related techniques are used to convey content, form, text, and image. Artworks featured in this exhibition represent a broad range of book and related arts, including but not limited to books, prints, woodblocks, linocuts, rubber stamps, sculpture, mixed-media installation, film and video, and performance art. …

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Exhibition: Babel

BABEL explored the relationship between language and the visual arts and establishes connections between the written word and the recent explosion of immigrant conclaves in and around New York City. This exhibition was organized and curated by New-media artist, Hector Canonge. ARTISTS TALK –moderated by Hector Canonge: Gema Alava, Felipe Galindo, Janet Goldner, Derick Melander, Sarah Nicholls, Panoply Performance Laboratory …

Artist in Residence

During the month of April, Janet Goldner was in Residence in the Sculpture Department at New Jersey City University. She produced welded steel sculptures in the sculpture facility and taught a workshop for the sculpture students. Using a process inspired by the renowned feminist art critic, Arlene Raven, students examined the reasons and context of their artistic production in order …

Arts in the One World Conference

Arts in the One World is a conference to explore ways that artistic, political and historical purposes intersect, through reconciliation, the recovery of historical memory and advocacy for justice. Janet was on two panels on Saturday, March 20th. One is about Cultural Diplomacy and the other is about Visual Arts. Website: Arts in the One World

Benefit Auction, Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand paper making, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and …

Bintou’s Salon: Photo Exhibition in Tribeca

photographs by Janet Goldner Bamako, Mali (West Africa), 2009 An intimate portrait of an open air beauty salon in Bamako, Mali, where women prepare for weddings, parties and other celebrations. Bintou and Aisha work long hours especially on the weekends to satisfy their clients. Henna is applied to hands and feet. It lasts for about two weeks. The henna process …

ANTHROPOLOGY: Revisited, Reinvented, Reinterpreted

Janet Goldner’s installation, Ntlowmaw/WhY, was shown in ANTHROPOLOGY: Revisited, Reinvented, Reinterpreted. Artists explore the great cultural landscape of past and present. These artists take a look at cultures from the inside, the outside, and through the passage of time. Myth and religion are examined and turned inside out.  Janet’s small steel books were featured in Gallery 1.

Exhibition: Ka kelen kelen wili (May we wake up one by one)

Brooklyn Public Library hosts exhibitions related to cultural themes, books and ideas. Janet has been making hinged sculptural steel books with movable pages since the early 1990s. Multiple pages which are pieced and pierced by imagery and text result in playfully layered steel collages. The title is a bamana proverb. If we all wake up at the same time, it …