Spotlight Talk » Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Since 1977, when Mierle Laderman Ukeles became the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation—a position she still holds—she has created art that deals with the endless maintenance and service work that “keeps the city alive,” urban waste flows, recycling, ecology, urban sustainability and our power to transform degraded land and water into healthy inhabitable public places. Ukeles asks whether we can design modes of survival — for a thriving planet, not an entropic one – that don’t crush our personal and civic freedom and silence the individual’s voice. Join us this evening for a discussion on her prolific career, with special focus in her work included in the exhibition Nature’s Nation, Touch Sanitation Performance (Handshake), 1989.
Sponsored by Deloitte and Ken & Liz Allen.
Free, registration required.