Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969 by Mierle Laderman Ukeles
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"Written a year after the birth of her first child, Ukeles' Manifesto calls for a readdressing of the status of maintenance work both in the private, domestic space, and in public. Through this she attempts to break down the barriers between what we think of as 'work' and what can be labeled 'artwork'" (Arnolfini website http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/blog/manifesto-for-maintenance-art-1969)
"Maintenance - the sourball of every revolution" (Ukeles)
"The mind boggles and chafes at the boredom" (Ukeles)
This work is referenced within Lucy R. Lippard – Six years: the dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972 ...