In the 1960s the artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles made labour a public problem. It had always been her problem: in addition to making art she did all that extra work that makes up the so-called ‘second shift’ of invisible, unvalued, reproductive labour that women do. Her genius was not in her ability to juggle the two supposedly distinct types of labour – which many have done – but in finding a way to do them at the exact same time. She verbed the noun.
Thank you Mirele for joining us last week for our special dinner event I held at my house for the CCA 20 years anniversary and newexhibitionm. Mirele is also taking part in CCA’s 20 years anniversary exhibition: KEDEM KODEM KADIMA – For more details go here