Based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, multimedia artist A.L. Steiner serves on the MFA Faculty in Visual Arts at Bard College, Yale University, and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She work...
Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture
Fighting Crapitalism: An Artist Talk
In this talk, multimedia artist A.L. Steiner argues that “crapitalism,” her barbed neologism, has spurred a global crisis through environmental destruction and dark ideological underpinnings: lying, coercion, and manipulation. To understand the tendencies of “homo economicus,” Steiner says it’s imperative to confront capitalism’s unquestioned valuation of money, supremacy, progress, supply, demand, accumulation, and profit. “Is there a foil,” she asks, “to the current coercive global corporatocratic capitalocene?” Steiner will present works that speak to these concerns, and read from a selection of responsive texts.
Photo: A.L. Steiner