Mierle Laderman Ukeles Tohu Podcast: A Conversation with Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Tohu Magazine Jul 30, 2019

Mierle Laderman Ukeles (b. 1939) is an American artist, a pioneer of performance, feminist, and environmental art. Ukeles, who is known mainly for her Manifesto for Maintenance Art (1969), focuses her work on the tedious acts of maintenance, preservation, and cleaning, shining a spotlight on the connection between gender and labor. The world depends on these repetitive acts, performed mostly by women and poorly-paid laborers, but they remain invisible to society.

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