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Mierle Laderman Ukeles (American, born 1939). Touch Sanitation Performance: Fresh Kills Landfill, 1977–80; printed 2007. Color photograph of “Handshake Ritual” with workers of New York City Department of Sanitation, 60 x 90 inches (152.4 x 228.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY.

Artist Talk: Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Thursday, April 30, 2015 ● 6 pm


This lecture by legendary performance artist and public art pioneer Mierle Laderman Ukeles is presented as part of the special exhibition Overtime: The Art of Work. Ukeles will discuss her trailblazing feminist and service-oriented artwork Maintenance Art, which she began in 1969, and the work (on view in Overtime) that she made after becoming the first and only artist-in-residence of the New York City Department of Sanitation, a position she has held since 1977.

Event and Exhibition Sponsors

This program is made possible with support from The Phyllis L. Goldman Memorial Endowment Fund.

Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage TI. 

Overtime: The Art of Work is supported, in part, by Imagine Staffing Technology, Inc., and by the Western New York Area Labor Federation. 

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