Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Seven Work Ballets

Kari Conte, Tom Finkelpearl, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Shannon Jackson, Mierle Laderman Ukeles


Through archival research, this monographic publication focuses on Ukeles’s work ballets—a series of seven grand-scale collaborative performances involving workers, trucks, barges, and hundreds of tons of recyclables and steel—which took place between 1983 and 2012 in New York, Pittsburgh, Givors, Rotterdam, and Tokamachi. Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Seven Work Ballets is the first monograph on Ukeles’s seminal practice, and is as much an artist’s book as an art-historical publication.

Editor: Kari Conte
Contributions by: Kari Conte, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, as well as a conversation between Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Tom Finkelpearl and Shannon Jackson
Design: Marc Hollenstein
224 pages, 130 color images, 28 x 20.5 cm, English
Published by: Kunstverein Publishing, Grazer Kunstverein, Sternberg Press, in collaboration with Arnolfini, Bristol, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and Marabouparken, Stockholm
ISBN 978-3-943365-93-1
Price: 30,– Euro


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