Maintenance Art Works

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

May 08 – Jun 13, 1998

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

It's OK to Have a Babysitter, January 15, 1974

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In 1969, "frazzled and dazzled" by the requirements of surviving as an artist while being a new mother, Mierle Ukeles wrote The Manifesto for Maintenance Art: "Care." Starting with personal maintenance, the work broadened to the maintenance of cultural institutions, urban and societal maintenance, and sustaining the earth itself. From 1977-80, the artist interacted with the entire New York City Department of Sanitation in the ground-breaking Touch Sanitation Performance.

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Mierle Laerman Ukeles

I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day

Mierle Laerman Ukeles

I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day

1976

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

The Keeping of the Keys: Maintenance as Security

1973

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Washing/Tracks/Maintenance: Outside

1973

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Dressing to Go Out / Undressing to Go In, 1973

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Dressing to Go Out / Undressing to Go In, 1973

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Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Maintenance Art Work, 1998

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