Mierle Laderman Ukeles The Best of Art 2016

The New York Times Dec 07, 2016

6. ‘MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES: MAINTENANCE ART’ “After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?” That’s what Ms. Ukeles asked herself in the 1960s, when, fed up with an art world that put painting on a pedestal and shut women out, she began making art from stuff that most people threw away. She is now into her fourth decade as honorary artist in residence with New York Department of Sanitation. Her retrospective at the Queens Museum is a tribute to a career that has consistently looked at what’s overlooked, including the environmental crisis. So there are saints after all. (Through Feb. 19.)

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