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

Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Aguilera, Elizabeth, “Pre-Hispanic Visual Culture of the Americas” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Amott, David, “Sanctifying Segregation: The Colonial Cathedral and Community of Mariana, Minas Gerais” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

Arisa, Miguel, “Enconchados: A New Art in Viceregal New Spain and Its Implications” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Birkhofer, Denise, “Taking to the Streets: Photography in Mexico after 1968” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Bonilla-Merchav, Lauran, “Manuel de la Cruz González: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica” (CUNY, A. Indych-Lopez)

Breault, Emily, “The Mirror and the Mountain: Reflection and Light in the Colonial Churches of Cuzco, Peru” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory, D. Rosand)

Brodbeck, Katherine, “Charting the Course of Revolution: Artur Barrio and Artistic Education and Exchange in Brazil (1967–1971)” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Brown, Michael, “Portraiture in New Spain, 1600–1800: Painters, Patrons, and Politics in Viceregal Mexico” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Burdette, Derek, “The Power and Meaning of Early-Colonial Cristos in Mexico City: The Social and Political Lives of Five Cult Statues” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Caragol, Taina, “The Pendulum’s Swing: Defining Latin American Art from New York Collections, Exhibitions, and Auction Houses, 1960–1990” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Castaneda, Luis, “The Twilight of the ‘Miracle’: The Politics of Architecture in Mexico, 1953–1968” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, J. L. Cohen)

Cohen, Ananda, “Mural Painting and Social Change in the Colonial Andes, 1626–1830” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Crossman, Lisa, “Petróleo: Art and Environmental Disasters” (Tulane, F. Bazzano-Nelson)

Cordero, Karen, “The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915–1940” (Yale, M. Miller)

Davidson, Vanessa, “Alternative Communication Networks and Political Engagement in 1970s Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay: Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, and Clemente Padín’s Mail Art and Conceptual Practice” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

De la Maza Chevesich, Josefina, “Contesting Nationalism: Analyzing Pictorial Genres in 19th-Century Chilean Painting” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

Dean, Kristin, “Reshaping the Neoliberal City: The Politics of Cooperation and the Movimiento de Ocupantes e Inquilinos in Buenos Aires” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Debin, Megan Lorraine, “Body Traces: Violence and Absence in Contemporary Mexican Performance Art” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Decker-Parks, Arden, “Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1970s Mexico” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Desvernine Reed, Sara, “Havana: A Study in Interiors, Identities, and Ideologies” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo: Religion, Gender, Mexicanidad, and Modern Art, 1940–1948” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dubs, Jason, “Staging the Social Spectacle: Collectivism, Conceptual Strategies, and Cultural Politics in Latin America, 1961–1981” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Franco, Ana Maria, “The Rise of Modernism in Colombia: Geometric Abstraction in the Sculpture of Edgar Negret and Eduardo Ramirez-Villamizar” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

George, Jeremy, “The Cultural Poetics of Inka Architecture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, “Proofing the Nation: Contested Displays of Identity at the San Juan Print Biennial, 1970–2009” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Granados-Salinas, Rosario Inés, “The Cult of Our Lady of Remedios: Devotion, Aesthetics, and Society in Colonial Mexico City, 1520–1811” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Hoobler, Ellen, “The Limits of Memory: Alfonso Caso and Narratives of Tomb Assemblage from Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico, 500–800 and 1931–49 CE” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Irwin, Christa, “Rome in Lima: Italian Renaissance Influence in Colonial Peruvian Painting” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Jardim de Santa Cruz Oliveira, Teresa Cristina, “Global Conceptualism and Cildo Meireles’ Cultural Critique” (UIUC, S. Hudson)

Josten, Jennifer, “Mathias Goeritz and International Modernism in Mexico” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Kovach, Jodi, “New Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Latin American Art” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Le Blanc, Aleca, “Tropical Modernism: Art and Architecture in Rio de Janeiro at Mid-Century (1948–1963)” (USC, N. Troy)

Leppard, Thomas, “The Logics of Island Life: A Comparative Study of Settlement and Society in Two Neolithic Archipelagoes” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Lerer, Marisa, “30,000 Reasons to Remember: Patronage and Artistic Strategies for Memorializing Argentina’s Disappeared” (CUNY, K. Manthorne, H.Senie)

López, John Fabian, “The Hydrographic City: Mapping Mexico City’s Urban Form in Relation to Its Aquatic Condition, 1521–1700” (MIT, D. Friedman)

Montross, Sarah, “Landscape into Media: Dislocation and Metaphor in Chilean Art of the Pinochet Era” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Moriuchi, Mey-Yen, “Notions of Universality and Difference: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrista Painting” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Nelson, Adele, “Monumental and Ephemeral Displays: The São Paulo Bienal and Postwar Brazilian Artistic Vanguards, 1946–1954” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Panbehchi, Michael, “History Painting and the Battles of Alexander Farnese in Colonial Latin America” (Virginia Commonwealth, M Schreffler)

Pulido Rull, Ana, “Land-Grant Painted Maps: Native Artists, Defense of Territory, and the Power of Visual Persuasion in Colonial New Spain” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Renner, Andrea, “Housing Diplomacy: The Rise and Fall of U.S. International Housing in Latin America, 1949–1973” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Reyes, Ana María, “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz González, 1964–1971, in Colombia” (Chicago, M. Ward, T. Cummins)

Roberts, Jodi, “Photography and the Contested Spaces of Buenos Aires under Juan Domingo Perón” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Lubar)

Rodriguez, Linda, “Artistic Production, Race, and History in Nineteenth-Century Cuba” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rojas, Alejandra, “Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rosenblum, Beth, “From ‘Special Period’ Aesthetics to Global Relevance in Cuban Art: Tania Bruguera, Carlos Garaicoa, and Los Carpinteros” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Ryu, Sara, “Made by Human Hands: Authorship, Agency, and the Colonial Artifact in New Spain” (Yale, C. Wood)

Salas, Alexis, “Performing the Making: Uses of Public Spheres of Collaboration by Artists in Mexico City, 1987–2003” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Sheren, Ila, “Portable Borders/Mythical Sites: Performance Art and Politics at the U.S. Frontera, 1968–Present” (MIT, C. Jones)

Steinhilper, Diantha, “Geographies of a World In-Between: Colonial Maps of Mesoamerica that Define Identity, Image Empire, and Negotiate Self” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

Stephens, Janet G., “Paintings of the Sapa Inka: The Construction of History and Legitimacy in Colonial Peru” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, “Moche Mural Painting and Practice at Pañamarca; A Study of Image-Making in Ancient Peru” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Vargas-Santiago, Luis, “Performing Zapata: Images in a Binational Context” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Wellen, Michael, “‘Your Magazine Is a Regular Magic Carpet. . . .’: Américas Magazine, the Organization of American States, and the Circulation of Latin American Art, 1949–1969” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Winograd, Abigail, “Reframing Latin American Identity: Curatorial Practice and Latin American Art from 1992 to the Present” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Zinsli, Beth Ann, “Writing with Salt Water and Sunlight: Circulation and Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Photography” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)