These assemblages showcase art’s power and, poignantly its limitations, to effect material transformations.
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Why an Apache Artist’s Photos Are Inextricable from His Activism
Standing Fox, a leader of the Apache Stronghold movement, talks about how activism plays an important part in his life as an Apache artist.
How Mierle Laderman Ukeles Turned Maintenance Work into Art
Best known as the artist in residence at New York City’s Department of Sanitation, the septuagenarian Ukeles is having her first full retrospective, at the Queens Museum.
Best of 2016: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows
This list barely scratches the surface of the city’s artistic offerings this year, from overdue retrospectives to surprising sides of artists we know well.
Getting the Dirt: New Perspectives on Trash in New York City
Written nearly a decade before she was appointed artist-in-residence at the New York Department of Sanitation in 1976, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s “Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!” points at a basic disconnect between concept and reality.