Freshkills Park Blog

The Sanitation Artist

Meirle Laderman Ukeles is a Percent For Art Artist whose work will be integrated in the development of Freshkills Park. She has been the Artist-in-Residence at the NYC Department of Sanitation since 1977 and, following the ideals of her 1969 Manifesto for Maintenance Art, has executed numerous maintenance and sanitation-related artistic projects over the last 30 years.  She was an active part of the Freshkills Park planning process.

An image of Mierle Ukeles' 1993 project "Respect," a ballet of garbage collection vehicles.

An image of Mierle Ukeles' 1993 project "Respect," which included a ballet of garbage collection vehicles.

January 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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