IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE SAATCHI GALLERY PRESENTED 15 OF THE 20 MOST VISITED MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON
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SELECTED WORKS BY A.L. Steiner

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A.L. Steiner
Muse-Off (Layla and Mr. Fister)

2007

Lambda print

81 x 61 cm
A.L. Steiner’s raunch gets full throttle in Out of Focus. It’s all about, as Roberta Smith notes, “almost nothing but women having a blast being women” (or wimmin or womyn or wymin, as Steiner herself suggests, happily tossing grenades into the English language and ripping to shreds any left-over conventional proprieties).
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A.L. Steiner
K8 And Excavation

2007

Lambda print

61 x 81 and 48 x 33 cm
But Smith credits the artist (aka “a sceptical queer ecofeminist androgyne hustling as a cultural worker in late-capitalistic economy”) with some serious things to say about the politics of the body: it comes down to photographs which are “utterly straightforward about their true content, which is nothing more or less than equality”*.
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A.L. Steiner
Melissa With Lipstick

2006

Lambda print

81 x 61 cm
I suspect Steiner herself might find this too polite and abstract. Sex is fundamental to her art and her life, she maintains, and demands constant creativity and invention. Speaking of her work with fellow artist A.K. Burns (Steiner is a great collaborator)
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A.L. Steiner
Surviving Is Criminal, Modernity Is Pornographic

2008

4 digital c-prints, various dimensions

Overall dimensions: 121.9 x 45.7 cm
She states her belief “that queer sex and feminist agency is a shared acknowledgement of reciprocal penetration – physically, psychologically. The universe wants us to play… WE ARE WIDE OPEN.”
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A.L. Steiner
Untitled (C.L.U.E., White)

2007

Lightjet print

45.75 x 61 cm
But pictures like Melissa with Lipstick, or Surviving is Criminal, Modernity is Pornographic don’t spare us the dark side of that penetration. Love needs hate, certainty needs doubt, clarity needs confusion… So why not celebrate with a queer little pas de deux in an automobile graveyard?
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A.L. Steiner
Queer Is The New Black

2008

Portfolio of 77 C-prints

33 x 48.3 cm each, Overall size: 216 x 280 cm
Text by William A Ewing

* Roberta Smith, ‘Art in Review: A.L. Steiner’, The New York Times, 29 December 2006.

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
Additional information and images – A.L. Steiner

artnet.com
Various and images – A.L. Steiner

johnconnellypresents.com
A.L. Steiner’s 1 Million Photos, 1 Euro Each (minimum order) is being offered at John Connelly Presents, an installation delineating the collection of 1,000,000 photographic objects. Items are purchased, traded, displayed, shared, valued, and exploited; artists act as fabricators, collectors as heirs.

johnconnellypresents.com
Information on recent group show at John Connelly Presents - a new high in getting low (nyc)

artkrush.com
Few artists have managed to sustain the prolific production that defines the career of New York-based A.L. Steiner. Born in Miami as Amy Steiner, the artist is one of the core members of Chicks on Speed — an all-female electroclash band first formed at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 — as well as an active photographer, video artist, and curator.

levinegallery.com
“Wimmin by Womyn who love Wymin,” a photographic endeavor by artists Eve Fowler and A.L. Steiner, as they examine the specificity of their desire among a similar pool of models.

emilyroysdon.com
Shared Women is an exhibition that is dependent on cronyism, feminism and nepotism – Group show curated by A.L. Steiner

timeout.com
A collaboration between artist A.L. Steiner and dance duo robbinschilds, C.L.U.E (color location ultimate experience) Part 1 is an 11-minute film that dramatizes the fragmented landscape of the United States.

chelseaartgalleries.com
Information on shows with A.L. Steiner