Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Contemporary Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2009

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Adams, Virginia, “Illusion and Disillusionment in the Works of Jeff Wall and Gerhard Richter: Picturing (Post) Modern Life” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Carbonell-Coll, Gisela M., “A Spaniard in New York: Salvador Dalí and American Popular Culture, 1940–1948” (UIUC, J. Mendelson)

Citron, Beth, “Contemporary Art in Bombay: 1965–1995” (Pennsylvania, M. Meister)

Davos, Afroditi, “Locating the Politics of Contemporary Public Art: Towards a New Historiography” (UCLA, D. Preziosi, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Elfline, Ross, “Superstudio and the Staging of Architecture's Disappearance” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Emmelhainz, Irmgard, “The Destinies of Representation: Jean-Luc Godard and the Palestine Question in Ici et ailleurs (1970–1974) and Notre musique (2004)” (Toronto, J. Ricco)

Filippone, Christine, “Science, Technology, and Utopias in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Gomez, Elizabeth, “Voice and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art: Perspectives on Vocality and Representation” (McGill, C. Nelson)

Green, Heather, “Space Invaders? Artists in the East Village, 1977–1983” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Kawalko, Karolina, “The Legacy of Constructivism in Poland: Geometric Abstraction Before and Behind the Iron Curtain” (CUNY, R. Long)

Lauritis, Beth Anne, “Lucy Lippard and the Provisional Exhibition: Intersections of Conceptual Art and Feminism, 1970–1980” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Lauzon, Claudette Yvonne, “Precarious Occupations: The Fragile Figure of Home in
Contemporary Art” (McGill, C. Ross)

Lookofsky, Sarah, “No Such Thing as Society: Art and the Crisis of the European Welfare State” (UC San Diego, L. Stern)

Mazow, Alissa Walls, “Plantae, Animalia, Fungi: Transformations of Natural History in Contemporary American Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Murayama, Nina, “Donald Judd’s Furniture, From Do-it-yourself to the Art of Lifestyle” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Navas, Eduardo, “Remix: A Critical Analysis of Allegory, Intertextuality, and Sampling in Art, Music, and Media” (UC San Diego, L. Manovich)

Nielsen, Kristine, “Gestures of Iconoclasm: East Berlin's Political Monuments from the Late German Democratic Republic to Post-unified Berlin” (Chicago, W.J.T. Mitchell)

Pocock, Valerie-Anne, “Cartographies of Cloth: Mapping the Veil in Contemporary
Art” (McGill, C. Ross)

Rapp, Karen M., “‘Not the Romantic West’: Site-specific Art, Globalization, and Contemporary Landscapes” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel, “Cultural Maps, Networks, and Flows: The History and Impact of the Havana Bienniale, 1984 to the Present” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Shane, Robert R., “A Psycho-social Investigation of Pop Culture Imagery in the Artwork of Paul McCarthy” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Stamey, Emily, “Pop, Place, and Personal Identity in the Art of Roger Shimomura” (Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Stanners, Sarah, “Going British and Being Modern in the Visual Art Systems of Canada, 1906–1976” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Sutton, Gloria, “The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek's ‘Movie-Drome’ and Expanded Cinema Practices of the 1960s” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Tembeck, Tamar, “Performative Autopathographies: Self-representations of Physical Illness in Contemporary Art” (McGill, C. Ross)

Vazquez, Edward, “Aspects: The Art of Fred Sandback” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Widrich, Mechtild, “Performative Monuments: Public Art, Commemoration, and History in Postwar Europe” (MIT, C. Jones, M. Buskirk)

Wilson, Paul, “The Global Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Nation and Longing in Contemporary Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)