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, 2011

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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)

Anagnost, Adrian, “Artistic Vanguards, Participation, and o povo in the Brazilian Republic of ‘46 (1946–¬64)” (Chicago, R. Ubl)

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

Avila, Theresa, “Chronicles of Revolution and Nation: El Taller de Gráfica Popular’s “Las Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana” (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Beatty, Brett, “Rauschenberg, R.O.C.I., and Cuba’s Young Lions” (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Birkhofer, Denise, “On and Off the Streets: Photography and Performance in Mexico City, 1973–84” (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)

Bravo, Doris, “Enacting a Collective Utopia: Elements of Performance and Site-Specific Art within the School of Valparaíso, 1965–1992” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

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)

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

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

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

Cornejo, Kency, “Visual Disobedience: The Geopolitics of Experimental Art in Central America, 1990–present” (Duke, K. Stiles, E. Gabara)

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

Debin, Megan Lorraine, “Body Traces: Performance against Violence and Absence in Contemporary Mexico, 1994–2012” (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)

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

Fitch, Nicholas, “Technocratic Modernism: The Instituto Torcuato di Tella and the Avant-garde in Argentina, 1955–1970” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Fitzpatrick, Elena, “Disseminating Devotion: Christological Imagery in Colonial Mexico and Guatemala” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

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)

Galpin, Amy, “A Spiritual Manifestation of Mexican Muralism in the United States: Works by Jean Charlot and Alfredo Ramos Martínez” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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

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)

Guerrero, Marcela, “Creolizing Semiotics: Towards an Iconography of Contemporary Caribbean Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Herrera, Olga U., “The US State, the Private Sector, and Modern Art in South America, 1940–1945” (George Mason, M. Greet)

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’s Cultural Critique” (UIUC, I. Small)

Josten, Jennifer, “Mathias Goeritz and International Modernism in Mexico, 1949–1962” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1916–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Kaplan, Rachel, “Mexican Modernism in National and Transnational Contexts: The Influence of Inés Amor and the Galeria de Arts Mexicano” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Laughlin, Eleanor Anne, “Propaganda and Resistance in Carte-de-visite Portraits of Maximilian von Habsburg during Mexico’s Second Empire (1864–67)” (Florida, M. Hyde, M. Stanfield-Mazzi)

Leppard, Thomas, “The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles” (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)

Morawski, Erica, “Designing Destinations: Hotel Architecture, Urbanism, and American Tourism in Puerto Rico and Cuba, 1898–1959” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Potter, Berit, “Grace L. McCann Morley, ‘The unique authority on Latin American art’: The Exhibition and Exchange of Modern Art Within the Americas, 1935–1955” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow, E. Sullivan)

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)

Raabe, Vanessa, “After the End of History: Alternative Process Photography in Chile, 1990–2000” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Rarey, Matthew F., “Print Culture, Slavery, and the Performance of Power: Salvador da Bahia in Revolt, 1760–1840” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid, H. Drewal)

Reinoza, Tatiana, “Latino Print Cultures in the US, 1970–2008” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

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: Sculpture and Techniques of Reproduction in the Early Modern Transatlantic World” (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)

Spivak, Deborah, “Painted Images of Cuzco’s Corpus Christi Festival: Social Conflict and Cultural Strategy in Viceregal Peru” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

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)

Thompson, Allison, “Arriving at the Caribbean: Constructing Visual Representations of Transatlantic and Transcultural Experience” (Stony Brook University, B. Frank)

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)

Vidal, Sebastian, “The Visual Arts during the Chilean Transition: The Art Scene after ‘La Escena de Avanzada’” (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)

Woofter, Leslie-Ann, “The Art and Science of a National Image in Porfirian Mexico, 1875–1910” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

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