Reader linked to Uncertain States of America exhibition (2005–2006, multiple venues including Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo and Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), which explored the newest contemporary art production in America from a European perspective, highly skeptical of US politics since 9/11. Curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar B. Kvaran searched for explicitly politically engaged work. Provides a view on contemporary art production in the US in the 2000s. Despite the inclusion of some good artists, the exhibition was generally found to be lacking; exhibited artists included: Allora & Calzadilla, Edgar Arceneaux, Paul Chan, Trisha Donnely, Hannah Greely, Guyton/Walker, Matthew Day Jackson, Miranda July, Nate Lowman, Kori Newkirk, Seth Price, Mika Rottenberg, Jordan Wolfson, etc. See for example: Andrea Fraser, From the Critique of Institutions to an Institution of Critique and Pamela M. Lee, Boundary Issues: The Art World Under the Sign of Globalism.