November 29, 2006 - Sternberg Press - New Publication from Sternberg Press: The Uncertain States of America Reader
November 29, 2006

New Publication from Sternberg Press: The Uncertain States of America Reader

Book Launch at Art Basel Miami Beach
The Uncertain States of America Reader

Noah Horowitz & Brian Sholis (eds.)

Thursday, December 7th, 2006, 7.30 8.00 pm
Art Salon in the Art Guest Lounge, Entrance D of Convention Center

STERNBERG PRESS
Caroline Schneider
1182 Broadway #1602
New York, NY 10001
Linienstra├če 159
D-10115 Berlin
mail@sternberg-press.com

www.sternberg-press.com

Art Basel Miami Beach and Sternberg Press are pleased to announce a book launch for The Uncertain States of America Reader, edited by Noah Horowitz and Brian Sholis, which will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 2006, in the Art Salon, 7.30 8.00 pm. Please join us and Noah Horowitz, Brian Sholis, Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones, and others to celebrate the publication of this new book.

This is undoubtedly a moment marked by a serious interest in the actions America is taking on the world stageactions that have been described as a cause for grave concern. We do not attempt to authoritatively engage these concerns here nor do we wish to insinuate that elevated interest in Americas cultural affairs is somehow unique to our present historical moment. We do, however, think that this sampling of discourse by and about a countrys visual artists leads to insights about its politics and society not gained elsewhere. [] At the very least, it gives a sense of what it is like to live in the United States today, and results in some inspired debate. We hope that this book serves not only as a valuable compendium of recent writing about contemporary art, but also as inspiration to seek further understanding of these Uncertain States.

So Noah Horowitz and Brian Sholis note in the introduction to this unique compilation of writing around art and cultural politics in America since 2000. Published as an addendum to the traveling exhibition Uncertain States of America, curated by Birnbaum, Kvaran, and Obrist, the USA Reader presents texts by Giorgio Agamben, Dora Apel, Jack Bankowsky, David Barringer, Bernadette Corporation, John Bowe et al., Johanna Burton, Paul Chan, Critical Art Ensemble, Trisha Donnelly, Andrea Fraser, Isabelle Graw, Tim Griffin, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Chris Kraus, Miwon Kwon, Robert Morris, Molly Nesbit, Seth Price, Kymberly N. Pinder, Retort, Ralph Rugoff, Gregory Sholette, Julian Stallabrass, Kirk Varnedoe, Hamza Walker, and Matt Wolf, and was designed by Dexter Sinister. It is a thought-provoking collection that will become an important sourcebook on American culture at the start of the new millennium.

A version of this book was released in conjunction with the presentation of Uncertain States of America at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in September 2006.
The Uncertain States of America Reader
Noah Horowitz and Brian Sholis (eds.)
December 2006, English
15.5 x 25.5 cm, 204 pp., 2 b/w. ill, softcover
ISBN 1-933128-21-6

For press inquiries and orders please contact mail@sternberg-press.com

STERNBERG PRESS
Caroline Schneider
1182 Broadway #1602
New York, NY 10001
Linienstra├če 159
D-10115 Berlin
mail@sternberg-press.com

www.sternberg-press.com

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