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Mierle Laderman Ukeles

 (born 1939)
Mierle Laderman Ukeles is active/lives in New York.  Mierle Ukeles is known for conceptualism, feminist and environmental themes.

Biography   Mierle Laderman Ukeles


Mierle Laderman Ukeles is a New York City-based artist known for her feminist and service-oriented artwork, which relates the idea of process in conceptual art* to domestic and civic "maintenance".

As an undergraduate, Ukeles studied history and international studies at Barnard College and later began her artistic training at the Pratt Institute in New York.

In 1969 she wrote a manifesto entitled Maintenance Art Manifesto 1969! Proposal for an exhibition "CARE", challenging the domestic role of women and proclaiming herself a "maintenance artist". Aside from "personal" or household maintenance, the manifesto also addressed "general" or public maintenance and earth maintenance, such as addressing polluted waters. Her exh   ...  Displaying 750 of 4465 characters.

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