Jesse Harrod

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“If you’re not a part of the culture, the culture doesn’t know how to talk about you,” said Mierle Laderman Ukeles in a 2010 lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ukeles' statement was intended as an explanation for why her maintenance works from the 1970s (in particular Touch Sanitation, Washing Piece, and her 1969 Manifesto for Maintenance Art) have been virtually ignored in discussions about relational art until recently, but it's also a statement about how histories of art... [more]