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How Mierle Laderman Ukeles turned maintenance into art

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Trash Talk: The Department of Sanitation’s Artist in Residence Is a RealТ Survivor

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Mierle Laderman Ukeles is a performance artist whoms most well-known projects Touch Sanitation (1970–1980), involved shaking hands with more than 8,500 workers in the New York City Department of Sanitation while saying “Thank you for keeping New York City alive.”



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