Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat
Time Out says
New Yorker Haim Steinbach is an art-world heavyweight. Best-known as purveyor (along with Jeff Koons) of what for a short time in the 1980s was dubbed ‘Commodity Art’ – a flashy kind of art which held a mirror up to that consumerist decade –Steinbach in fact has been lining up shop-bought and second-hand items (examples: Nike trainers, dog chews and boxes of soap powder) on shelves since the 1970s. He makes a terse kind of post-pop Proustian poetry that taps into the way objects stimulate memory and desire.