Mierle Laderman Ukeles is Public Art Dialogue’s Annual Awardee for 2017. A major retrospective of her work is at the Queens Museum of Art until February 19, 2017, and PAD’s ceremony honoring the artist will take place at the Museum on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This interview was conducted by Renee Piechocki and Norie Sato, members of PAD’s Award Committee, on January 26, 2017. Mierle had just returned from a trip to India.
We at Public Art Dialogue would like to welcome CAA members back to New York for the 2017 Annual Conference. During CAA, one thing is certain: you’ll spend most of your time inside the New York Hilton Midtown, racing from room to room and escalator to escalator. The moment you feel the psychedelic carpeting of the conference suites closing in on you, you’ll know it’s time to seek reprieve in one of New York City’s many examples of art in the public sphere.