Fences & Neighbors on Governors Island

Fences & Neighbors, Installation (Photographs, Text, Video, Sound, Barbed Wire), 2016. A “powerful…show… by…Janet Goldner on immigration.” Holland Cotter, The New York Times, April 21, 2016. The full video can be seen in the video section.

“powerful…show… by…Janet Goldner on immigration.” Holland Cotter, NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 2016….. & featured in NYArts . The Sculptors Guild presents Fences & Neighbors, Janet Goldner’s mixed media installation inspired by her research trip to Arizona in 2014. A woven barbed wire fence divides the gallery. On the far side is a projected video of migrants’ stories that viewers can see through the fence. Photographs and texts about the migrants’ treacherous journey are layered on both sides of the space.

As the fever pitch around migration mounted in 2014, Goldner wanted to go see for herself. Working with the Tucson Arts Brigade and the US Department of Arts and Culture, she spent a week on and around the border. The fence to the sky separating Nogales, Arizona from Nogales, Sonora, made of surplus military steel from the runways in Iraq, was particularly impressive and disturbing.

Take the ferry from lower Manhattan or Brooklyn.  For Governors Island info & ferry schedule, visit govisland.com