Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Janet Goldner

i ni ce, thank you, merci

i ni ce, thank you, merci

Janet Goldner. i ni ce, thank you, merci, 2000.

One of the formal challenges of the books is to have distinct and powerful pages which the viewer can see through to "read" the following pages. This accordion book is about Mali in West Africa. Its title says "thank you" in the three languages I use when I am in Mali. Bamanankan is one of the major Malian national languages. In addition I speak the English I bring with me, and French, the European colonial language that is widely spoken at least in the cities.


writing, women artists, welding, social issues, sculpture, resistance, social activist, racism, Political, race, pattern and decoration, text, social protest, steel, public sculpture, post-colonialism, Activism, artist books, Africa, autobiography, books, bogolan, colonialism., ethnicity, heritage, genealogy, identity image/text, Kasobane, metal, Mali, multi-cultural, narrative, political issues, poetry, women

Negelan (wall installation)Can We Acknowledge?i ni ce, thank you, merciBead SuiteSquare BeadZig-zag Installation Tuguna

"Have We Met? A Portrait of Mali" installation

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