Archive for January, 2014

January 7, 2014

Sanitation Department Artist in Residence Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Ukeles--PortraitHere, artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Since 1977 she has been the artist in residence of the New York City Department of Sanitation, which is a nonsalaried position. Ukeles is currently working on a piece for Fresh Kills, the former landfill in Staten Island that is being turned into a park. more

January 7, 2014

The Artist Placement Group (APG)

homepageimg-1The Artist Placement Group (APG) emerged in London in the 1960s. The organisation actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context, including government and commerce, while at the same time playing an important part in the history of conceptual art during the 1960s and 1970s. The Observer journalist, Peter Beaumont, has described the APG as ‘one of the most radical social experiments of the 1960s’. more