Fall Arts Preview 2020: The Art of Maintenance

“Red Film,” Sara Cwynar, 2018, 16mm film on video with sound/Courtesy the artist and Foxy Production, New York “Maintenance is a drag; it takes all the fucking time.” In 1969, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, wrote this in regards to her all-consuming work as a housewife and new mother left with little time for traditional art-making. Her response was to make her care work into art work, helping to revolutionize the ways everyday, life-maintaining work was viewed in the art world. While the ways in which we conceive of this work has shifted since then, our notions of care are still […]

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