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State of the Arts NYC: Traveling Home & Back

Have We Met? ||| Gestural steel sculptures inspired by Malian sculpture and a video with sound presents aspects of daily life in Karenguimbe, village in northern Mali. Presenting images that are small, personal and human, Janet’s aim is to offer a realistic image of Africa that is nuanced and positive, countering persistent negative stereotypes. Janet was featured on State of …

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 …

American Twist

The Sculptors Guild presents American Twist. The Point of Water is a wall installation composed of fabricated and found steel elements. In Bamana thought (an ethnic group in Mali), besides north, south, east, west, the point of water is the fifth cardinal point. Water is a directional indication as in I live two blocks from the river. Cities and towns are located …

Allies or Aliens? Collaborating Across Cultures

Lunch & daily meeting during the Kawral project, Mopti, Mali 2014 Open Engagement is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations. This year’s theme is POWER. Allies or Aliens? Collaborating Across Cultures Laura Anderson Barbata,  Janet Goldner, Melissa Potter, Miriam Schaer A 4-person …

Fences & Neighbors

The fence to the sky: the 30′ high fence between Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, AZ. “powerful…show… by…Janet Goldner on immigration.” Holland Cotter, NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 2016….. & featured in NYArts . Fences & Neighbors is 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 …

Panel Discussion: Photography in the US and Africa.

Janet was pleased to participate in a panel discussion in conjunction with Bronx:Africa . Artists include Laylah Barrayn (Senegal), Janet Goldner (Mali) and Howard T. Cash (West Africa). Osaretin Ugiagbe (Nigeria). Moderated by Atim Annette Oton, curator of public programming. Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos 450 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10451 Tel. 718-518-6728 http://www.bronxarts.org/lag.asp

Panel Discussion: Fusion New York 2016

Interesting Times-detail: The global breadth of the crisis West Harlem Art Fund & Arttable ALL WOMEN’S panel about Diversity The West Harlem Art Fund in partnership with Iconic Linx is presenting FUSION NY in Harlem. FUSION NY is a thematic event series comprised of art exhibitions, panels, a jazz concert, and tours during Armory Week 2016. Moderator: Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive …

Bronx:Africa

BRONX:AFRICA is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the art and influence of African cultures that transform our city and impacts the arts as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA celebrates this vital presence as it strengthens and connects the many peoples of African descent, the diaspora, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion-all of whom call the Bronx their home. Artists: Seyi Adebanjo, Olaniyi Akindiya, …

OPEN (C)ALL: Up for Debate

Over 125 BRIC Registry artists were featured in OPEN (C)ALL: Up for Debate exhibition.The show presents work responding to current social/political issues or embodying aspirations for the future, given the upcoming Presidential elections. Gallery at BRIC House647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place)Brooklyn, NY 11217Tel: 718.683.5600 http://bricartsmedia.org/events/contemporary-art/open-c-all-up-for-debate

Black Lives Matter

BLACK LIVES MATTER is a group exhibition asking the question, What does #blacklivesmatter mean to you? This mixed-media exhibition, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, was curated by MCLA professors Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed and Melanie Mowinski. #BlackLivesMatter first came to light in 2012 when a young, unarmed, black male, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed. Martin’s death and the …