Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Unburning Freedom Hall

Unburning Freedom Hall

Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Unburning Freedom Hall, 1997.

Description:
I set up art studios in work yards with city workers from Sanitation, Streets, and Fire departments, and also many high schools, where during regular work and school hours, workers made over 700 Unburnings. After the installation in the Museum, visitors continued to make over 1,000 Unburnings in the museum. 8 different formal Peacetalks at the Hearth were held at the cobalt blue Peacetable, led by great local “Peace-Builders,” identified in communities all over L.A. / Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Medium:
Installation

Tags:
performance, L.A., sanitation, public, installation, institutional critique

Images
Touch SanitationThe Social MirrorRE-SPECT (October 28, 1993, Givors, France)Ceremonial Arch Honoring Service Workers IIIUnburning Freedom HallTurn Around Surround: Galaxy Dancefloortford Wash:  Washing/Tracks/Maintenance

Location
Bronx, New York
USA

Contact
info@feldmangallery.com

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