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Mierle Laderman Ukeles : seven work ballets / editor: Kari Conte ; [foreword by Krist Gruijthuijsen]
Bib ID 7046061
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Ukeles, Mierle, artist, interviewee
Description Amsterdam : Kunstverein Publishing, 2015 
Graz, Austria : Grazar Kunstverein, 2015 
Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2015 
Bristol : Arnolfini, [2015] 
Fortitude Valley, QLD : Institute of Modern Art, [2015] 
Sundbyberg, Sweden : Marabouparken, [2015] 
230 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour) ; 28 cm 
ISBN 9783943365931 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 394336593X

Mierle Laderman Ukeles's 1969 "Manifesto for Maintenance Art" was a major intervention in feminist performance practices and public art. The proposition argued for the intimate relationship between creative production in the public sphere and domestic labor; a relationship whose intricacies Ukeles has been unraveling, ever since. Starting in 1977, she became an unsalaried artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, a position that enabled her to introduce radical public art as mainstream culture into an urban system serving and owned by the municipal population. Through archival research, this monographic publication focuses on Ukeles' work ballets; a series of large-scale collaborative performances involving workers, trucks, barges, and hundreds of tons of recyclables which took place between 1983 and 2012 in New York City, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Givors, France and Tokamachi, Japan.


Includes: "Mierle Laderman Ukeles in conversation with Tom Finkelpearl and Shannon Jackson."

“Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Grazar Kunstverein and Sternberg Press. ... Published in collaboration with Arnolfini …. Bristol, Insitute of Modern Art … Fortitude Valley, QLD, Marabouparken … Sundbyberg, Sweden .... With generous support from : Graham Foundation, Chicago, Ronald Freeman Fine Arts, New York”--Title page verso.

Subjects Ukeles, Mierle.  |  Ukeles, Mierle -- Interviews.  |  Ukeles, Mierle.  |  Performance art.  |  Environment (Aesthetics)  |  Environment (Art)  |  Refuse and refuse disposal in art.  |  Site-specific art.  |  Sanitation workers -- New York (State) -- New York.  |  Art, Municipal -- Exhibitions.  |  Public art -- Exhibitions.  |  Art, Municipal.  |  Environment (Aesthetics)  |  Environment (Art)  |  Performance art.  |  Public art.  |  Refuse and refuse disposal in art.  |  Sanitation workers.  |  Site-specific art.  |  New York (State) -- New York.
Form/genre Exhibition catalogs.  |  Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Conte, Kari, editor  |  Gruijthuijsen, Krist, writer of foreword  |  Finkelpearl, Tom, interviewer  |  Jackson, Shannon, 1967- interviewer
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