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

Tuguna

 Tuguna

Janet Goldner. Tuguna, 2001.

Description:
Tuguna was inspired by my research in Mali. Constructed volumetrically of scrap steel, the ntloma/Y-stick form is 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 provide, nonetheless, the internal structure and support for traditional buildings. With them I reconstruct the shaded area where elders gather to discuss important events and concepts both current and past. The form becomes a metaphor for structure, strength, and support.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
steel, social issues, social activist, political issues, memorial, multi-cultural, Mali, metal, Kasobane, identity image/text, heritage, genealogy, ethnicity, colonialism, Africa, Activism, post-colonialism, Political, race, racism, resistance

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

Videos
"Have We Met? A Portrait of Mali" installation

Location
New York, NY
United States

Contact
52 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
United States
art@janetgoldner.com

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