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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Collaborative Concepts @ Saunders Farm

Collaborative Concepts was invited by Sandy Saunders to create an exhibition of outdoor art on his 140-acre historic working farm on Old Albany Post Road in Garrison, NY. Bamana/Bambara features the ntloma/Y-stick form, an architectural pillar, in the form of a forked stick used as the support for traditional Malian adobe houses. They are often quite undulating in form but …

Goldner’s ideas conceived in Mali, born on Warren Street

Tribeca artist’s massive steel sculptures resonate through two worlds A feature article about Goldner’s sculptures and her relationship to Mali appears in The Villager, and Downtown Express. By Steven Snyder For 35 years, Tribeca artist Janet Goldner has been finding inspiration at opposite ends of the Earth. Intrigued by the tension she’s experienced between her two homes on different continents, …