Mierle Ukeles: An Interview

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1991 | 00:50:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Interview, Performance, VDB Interviews

Since 1977, Mierle Laderman Ukeles has been a volunteer artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, allowing her to introduce radical art into a public system. Since she wrote the Manifesto for Main-tenance Art (1969), virtually all of Ukeles’s work has been public. Recent permanent commissions include Percent for Art Fresh Kills Landfill Project, New York City, the world’s largest landfill; Schuylkill River Park, Philadelphia; Creative Time, New York City; and Ayalon Park, Israel. Her temporary exhibitions include installations about Israel’s landfill at the Tel Aviv Museum, and Unburning Freedom Hall at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Interview by Craig Adcock.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1991.

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