A. L. Steiner

  • CLASS DISMISSED: A ROUNDTABLE ON ART SCHOOL, USC, AND COOPER UNION

    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 education—with its top-down power structures, bloated bureaucracies, “synergistic” partnerships

  • video May 20, 2013

    Narcissister + A. L. Steiner, Winter/Spring Collection, 2013

    2013, 12:38

    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

  • THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

    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.

    SAÂDANE AFIF

    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