Mierle Lederman Ukeles
Mierle Laderman Ukeles, “Maintenance Art Performance Series”, 1973-74
Photograph of performance at the Wadsworth Atheneum
The art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles is about the everyday routines of life. In 1969, after the birth of her first child, Ukeles wrote a Manifesto for Maintenance Art that questioned binary systems of opposition that articulate differences.