Artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ exhibition “Maintenance Art” opened at the Queens Museum this past weekend. Laderman has been an unsalaried artist in resident at the City of New York Department of Sanitation since the 1970s and her work focuses on topics such as women in society, environmental sustainability and civic responsibility.
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Picking up trash and keeping the city clean is an art form to Mierle Laderman Ukeles.
The artist who once spent months shaking the hands of 8,500 New York City sanitation workers has taken over the Queens Museum with a retrospective titled “Maintenance Art,” which opened Sunday.
And for the first time, the museum is devoting all of its exhibition space to one artist.