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, 2013

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Chisholm, Anna, “Fred Wilson’s ‘Un-Natural’ Histories: Race, Trauma, and the Visual Production of Knowledge” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Choi, Yookyoung, “Globalization and the Formation of Asian American Identity in the Art Works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Yong Soon Min, and Nikki S. Lee” (Maryland, College Park, J. Shannon)

Crossman, Lisa, “Contemporary Argentine Art and Ecologica Crises” (Tulane, T. Reese)

Féliz, Matthew C., “Resonant Spaces, Sonorous Time: The Varieties of Acoustic Phenomena in Christian Marclay’s Practice” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Galliera, Izabel Anca, “Reclaiming Public Life, Building Public Spheres: Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, and Institutions in Post-1989 Europe” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Haavik-MacKinnon, Amy, “A Colony Within: Art and Identity in London’s East End since World War II” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Hanas, Erin, “Wolf Vostell’s Fluxus Zug, Model Museum, Academy, Archive” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Harren, Natilee, “Objects Without Object: The Artwork in Flux, 1958–1969” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Jeanjean, Stéphanie, “Spectatorship and the Screen as Interface: French Art Using Television and the Projected Image from the Late 1960s to the Present Day” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Kalinsky, Yelena, “Collective Actions: Moscow Conceptualism, Performance, and the Archive, 1976–1989” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Kerrigan, Katie, “Cataloguing Critique: Experimental Forms of Documentation in American Art, 1970–1977” (USC, R. Meyer)

Kovach, Jodi, “Remotely Mexican: Recent Work by Gabriel Orozco, Carlos Amorales, and Pedro Reyes, Exhibited in the US” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Kutis, Barbara, “Artist-Parents: Nature, Nurture, and Identity in Contemporary Art” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Lee, Im Sue, “Away from the Mainstream: Three Alternative Spaces in New York and the Expansion of Art in the 1970s” (Florida, J. Tsai)

Lee, Phil, “Art Photography and the Contentions of Contemporary Art: Rhetoric, Practice, and Reception” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Lee, SooJin, “The Art of Artists’ Personae: Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, and Mariko Mori” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Lim, Michelle, “Navigating Floating Worlds: Curatorial Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art 1979–2008” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Lipschutz, Yael, “Noah Purifoy: Through the Fire” (USC, B. Cooks, R. Kelley)

Louria-Hayon, Adi, “Folding Spaces and Porous Bodies: Sound and Sight in Bruce Nauman’s Oeuvre” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

McCormick, A. Morgan, “The Myth of Multiculturalism: The Works of Roger Shimomura” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

McDowell, Tara, “House Work: Domesticity, Belonging, and Salvage in the Art of Jess, 1955–1991” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Mecugni, Anna, “A Voyage of Identities: Luigi Ontani and the Postmodern Question in 1970s Italy” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Myers, Cerise, “Imagining the Posthuman: Art, Technology, and Living in the Future” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Rounthwaite, Adair, “Rearrangements: Participation and Politics at the Dia Art Foundation, 1988–89” (Minnesota, J. Blocker, J. Marshall)

Sanders, Sophie, “Synergy and Counterpoint: African-Derived Patterns in Contemporary Art” (Temple, G. Silk)

Schwartzott, Amy, “Weapons and Refuse as Media: The Potent Politics of Recycling In Mozambican Urban Arts” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Shin, Chunghoon, “Seoul Art ‘Under Construction’ from the Late 1960s to the New Millennium” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Solomon, Virginia, “Sexuality and Signification: Episodes of General Idea’s Subcultural Politics” (USC, R. Meyer)

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

Warbelow, Anna, “Camping the Canon: Yasumasa Morimura’s Queer Performative Critique of Art History” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Weichbrodt, Elissa, “Through the Body: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Empathy in Contemporary American Art” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Yi, Hyewon, “Photographer as Participant Observer: The Photographs of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Richard Billingham, and Nobuyoshi Araki” (CUNY, G. Batchen)