Mierle Laderman Ukeles Blazing Epiphany: Maintenance Art Manifesto 1969!

Cultural Politics May 26, 2020

Following are excerpts from an interview by filmmaker Toby Perl Freilich with artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal Maintenance Art Manifesto 1969! Ukeles is the official unsalaried artist in residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation since 1977. Her artwork, crashing boundaries between labor and performance, system and spirit, unveils connections between feminism, works, the city, and the environment. Key works include Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!, I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day, Touch Sanitation...

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