IN AN ERA when creative economies are leading the hypermonetization of every aspect of life, from attention and identity to privacy and time, it’s not surprising that this country’s most progressive models of art education are under attack. In fact, the liberal arts and humanities are besieged across the board, increasingly expected to justify their funding, even their very existence, in universities and beyond. We are witnessing a massive cultural shift when we see the corporatization of higher educationwith its top-down power structures, bloated bureaucracies, “synergistic” partnerships
A. L. Steiner
Official Trailer for A. K. Burns’s and A. L. Steiner's Community Action Center (2010). To read David Velasco’s review of the film click here.
Narcissister and A.L. Steiner's Winter/Spring Collection.
Creative Direction: Narcissister + A.L. Steiner
Camera + Editing: A.L. Steiner
Costumes + Props: Narcissister
Music: Narcissister and Earthmasters with Katrina Stoneheart
Special thanks to Gretchen Ryan
Dedicated to the memory of Sarah Benzaquen Lumpkin
Commissioned by MoCAtv // All Rights Reserved // 2013
To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions and events were, in their eyes, the very best of 2010.
Jean-Pascal Flavien, No Drama House (Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin) Constructed in the gallery’s garden, Flavien’s house starts with a series of unsolvable problems—no center, too many corridors, too narrow—and then allows other things to happily get in the way. There’s a basement, but it’s aboveground outside. There’s a front door, but it’s on the second floor. Is there a garage? Who forgot the kitchen? There’s