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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

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Abrams, Matthew, “The Modernist Salon: A Critical Inquiry” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Adams, Harrison, “Aesthetics, Exploitation, Erotica: The Art of Robert Mapplethorpe” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Adams, Samuel, “Setting the Stage: German Art in Museums, Theaters, and Opera Houses, 1968–1989” (USC, M. Luke)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: The Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Alteveer, Ian, “The Rise of the Poststudio: A History of California Institute of the Art, 1961–1980” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Anagnost, Adrian, “Contested Spaces: Art and Urbanism in Brazil, 1928–1969” (Chicago, R. Ubl)

Anania, Katherine, “Drawing, Discipline, and Privacy in American Studio Practice, 1963–1979” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Andrus, Timothy, “Stuart Davis’s Art Theory, 1920–1928” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Angel, Sara, “Art, Media, Modernism, and Democracy: Communication Technology and Its Transformation of Visual Culture” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Avilés, Pep, “Material Rhetoric: Technology, History, Ornament in the United States, 1947–1966” (Princeton, B. Colomina)

Bacon, Alex, “Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Bair, Nadya, “The World in Pictures: Magnum Photos and Postwar Photojournalism, 1947–1962” (USC, R. Meyer)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Barragán, Maite, “Mediating Modernity: Visual Culture and Class in Madrid, 1926–1936” (Temple, A. Nelson, G. Silk)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Fashioning Surrealism: The Making of Radical Couture, 1925–1938” (Yale, C. Mehring)

Beck, Sara, “From Kitchen Porn to Filthy Glamour: Marilyn Minter and New York, 1975–2005” (Rice University, G. Bader)

Bedarida, Raffaele, “West of Rome: Reinventing Italy in the United States through Contemporary Art” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Bender, Stephanie, “The Photographic Image of the Angestellten: Constructions of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Berrill, Margot, “Kitchen Humour: Feminist Video Art and Pop Culture” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Bianco, Christine, “Modern Art for Middle America: American Abstraction in Postwar Mass Magazines” (Oxford Brookes, E. Darling)

Bick, Tenley, “Capital and Rags: Michelangelo Pistoletto in Turin, 1958–1972” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Biczel, Dorota, “A Mediocre Utopia: Urban Interventions, Migration, and the Making of the Public in the Exploding Metropolis (Lima, 1978–2002)” (UT Austin, G. Flaherty, A. Giunta)

Blakinger, John R., “Artist under Technocracy: Gyorgy Kepes and the Cold War Avant-Garde” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Blanchet, Anne Sophie, “L’aura des œuvres à composantes éphémères dans un contexte muséal” (University of Montreal, C. Bernier)

Boland, Lynn, “Dissonance in Modern Music and Art” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

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

Bouchard, Karine, “Revisiter le son au musée: Une étude épistémologique de l’histoire des images” (University of Montreal, C. Bernier)

Boucher, Flavie, “L’art de la marge: Regards sur la création des artistes marginaux au Québec” (University of Montreal, E. Dubuc)

Boyd, Alison, “Ensemble Modernism: Orchestrating Art and People at the Barnes Foundation” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Brandon, Claire, "Spaces of Art in the Exhibition Age: A Source of Urban Transformation in Italy, 1970–2013" (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “Czech Applied Artist Collectives in Service of the Nation: Artĕl, Prague Art Workshops, and the Czechoslovak Werkbund, 1908–1925” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Bravo, Monica, “Picturing Greater America: US Modernist Photographers and the Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–45” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Breatore, Mattthew, “Tansula do Amanal and Emilia Di Carakcauti, 1922–1930: Brazilian Art and Identity” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Brown, Jennifer, “Material Matters: Cloth and Sculpture, ca. 1955–1968” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Brueckner, Ellen, “Seeing Plus: The Photography of Group f.64” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Brungardt, Christina, “On the Fringe of Fascism: An Examination of the Relationship between Leftish Italian Futurists and the Russian Avant-Garde” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Bugajski, Jill, “Totalitarian Aesthetics and the Democratic Imagination in American Art, 1937–1947” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Burnett, Nora, “Para-realism and the Sculpture of Rachel Whiteread” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Burton, Johanna, “The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Butterfield-Rosen, Emmelyn, “Posture and Figuration, 1886–1912” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Calhoun, Robert, “Dynamism, Cosmic Creativeness, and Evolutionary Progress in the Work, Exhibition, and Teaching of Alexander Archipenko” (Ohio State, M. Mudrak)

Campbell, Thomas, “Real to Reel: The Cassette Publication as Networked Space” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Canac, Sandrine, “From Measured Volume to Indefinite Expansion: The Early Work of Robert Barry (1963–1975)” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Caplan, Lindsay, “Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy from 1962 to 1972” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Carletti, Sabrina, “The Work of Xul Solar: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Revision of Figuration” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: The New York Underground on Manhattan Public Access Television” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carrasco, Maria Carolina, “Art Hopes, Art Values: Evolution of the Genre of the Multiple since 1964” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Cavallero, Janet, “Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chadwick, Stephanie, “Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography” (Rice University, G. Hughes)

Chamberlain, Colby, “George Maciunas and the Art of Paperwork” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Chapman, Roberta, “‘We’ll Always Have Paris’: Myths and Constructions of Paris in Chicago, Casablanca, and Buenos Aires (1880–1915)” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Chatalbash, Rachel, “Contemporary Art and Internationalism at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1952–1988” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Choi, Connie, “A Matter of Building Bridges: Photography and African American Education across the Century” (Columbia, K. Jones)

Cohen, Jennifer, “The Artist as Consumer: Paris Surrealism and Its Avant-Garde Economies” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Cohen, Joshua, “Masks and the Modern: African/European Encounters in Twentieth-Century Art” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Connelly, Shannon, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Cook, Lana, “Altered States: The American Psychedelic Aesthetic” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

Dagoglu, Ozlem Gulin, “Mihri Musfik (1886–1954), une peintre turque du vingtième siècle,” (University of Montreal, T. Porterfield)

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

De Lacaze, Michaela, “Marta Minujin and the Politics of Participation” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

Derom, Edouard, “Group ZERO: New Interpretations” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

DiBenedetto, Erica, “The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt’s Art” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Dickens, Sarah, “Art of the Khmer Rouge: A History of the Visual Culture of Revolution and Genocide and Its Legacies in Contemporary Cambodian Art” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Dickey, Laura, “The Inspiring Insider: Mary Cassatt and the Rise of French Impressionism in America” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Dingledine, Grace, “Artists and/in Victorian London: Networks and Questions of National Identity” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Ditner, Judy, “War at a Distance: Conceptual Realism in Contemporary Art” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Douberley, Amanda, “The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 1946–1975” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Doyle, Allan, “An Exemplary Education: Pedagogic Models in Jean-Léon Gérôme” (Princeton, R. DeLue; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Drosos, Nikolaos, “Looking across the Iron Curtain: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in a Divided Europe, 1954–58” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Eppley, Charles, “Un-fixed Media: Site Specificity and Materiality in the Work of Max Neuhaus” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Erickson, Ruth, “Assembling Social Forms: Sociological Art Practice in Post-1968 France” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Evans, Ariel, “To Compare Two Objects: Robert Heinecken and Martha Rosler, 1964–1984” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Faletti, Rina, “Undercurrents of Urban Modernism: Water, Architecture, and Landscape in California and the American West” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth, R. Shiff)

Farzin, Media “Theater, Artifice, and Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance” (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Favorite, Jennifer, “Museum Additions at US War Memorials and the Reinterpretation of National History” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Felton, Lori, “Portraits in Dialogue: A Reconsideration of Egon Schiele’s Portraiture” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Field, Jennifer, “The New York School and the Evolution of Avant-Garde Printmaking in America” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Fisher, Alison, “The Alibi of Innovation: Late Modern Architecture, Housing, and Technology in France, 1954–1978” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible by Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Fitch, Nicholas, “Technocratic Modernism: The Instituto Torcuato Di Tella and the Avant-Garde in Argentina, 1945–1973” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Flach, Katherine, “Eliot Elisofon and African Art” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Ford, Jacqueline, “Doing things with [English] Words: Conceptual Art and Philosophy of Language” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Gamble, Antje K., “Defining Terms for a National and International Modernism in Italian Sculpture from 1939–1959” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Gant, Kimberli, “Eko o ni baje (May Lagos Be Indestructible): Visual Representations of Lagos, Nigeria from 1960 to 2008” (UT Austin, E. Chambers, C. Smith)

Gauvin, Ryan, “Worker Photography, Everyday Histories, and a Nuanced Canadian Identity” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Gerami, Sheila, “The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: The Evolution of a Forgotten Memorial” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Gleisser, Faye, “Guerilla Tactics: Performance Art and the Perception of Threat in American Visual Culture, 1967–1987” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Gollnick, Elizabeth, “Diffusion: Light and Space Art in Postwar Los Angeles” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: Adventures and Misadventures in the Exhibition of Photographs in the GDR” (USC, K. Lang)

Gosse, Johanna, “Cinema at the Crossroads: Bruce Conner’s Atomic Sublime, 1958–2008” (Bryn Mawr, H. King)

Greaves, Kerry, “Helhesten and the Danish Avant-Garde, 1934–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Green, Kate, “Encountering Vito Acconci: Performance in the Early 1970s” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Grimes, Julia Evelyn, “The Elements of Style: The 1950s Art of Zao Wou-Ki” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Grove, Jaleen, “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Illustrators at Home and in the United States, 1880–1960” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Gullette, Russell, “Reconstructing Modernism: The Cultural Politics of French Abstraction, 1945–1958” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Gyorody, Andrea, “‘To Reproduce is Human’: Joseph Beuys and the Multiple” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Hallman, Lee, “Staking Ground: The London Landscapes of Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, and Leon Kossoff” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Hamelin, Candice, “Behind Immaterial and Material Divides: East German Photography, 1949–1989” (Michigan, M. Biro, G. Eley)

Han, Ji-Yoon, “Empreintes du désir. Photographie, surréalisme, et intermédialité dans l’entre-deux-guerres” (University of Montreal, J. Lamoureux)

Handwerker, Margo, “Public Displays of Effection: Ecological Art and Utility, 1969–1984” (Princeton, E. Eigen)

Hanson, Lauren, “Creating a Scene: Art and Experimentation in Düsseldorf circa 1958” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Hartigan, Nicholas, “The Function of Public Sculpture” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Hartnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Couterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Hatton, Brynn, “By Way of Vietnam: Racial Critique and Social Collapse in Transnational Protest Art, 1965–75” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Haviland, Mary, “Documenting Douglas Huebler: His Conceptual Works” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Heuer, Megan, “A New Realism: Fernand Léger, 1918–1931” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Heung, Elsie, “Portraying Women’s Suffrage: Visual Arts and the Campaign for the Vote in the United States, 1900–1920” (CUNY, G. Levin)

Holaday, Jill M., “Grüppe Zero: From the Postwar Collective to the Postmodern Individual” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Holmes, Robley, “Colonial Subjects: French Representations of North African Men, 1830–1962” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Howard, Claire, “‘Sealed’ Stars: Parisian Surrealism and Postwar Culture, 1950–1966” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Hulst, Titia, “The Leo Castelli Gallery” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow, J. Brown)

Hunt, Steve, “The Body of Sculpture: Anthony Caro’s Writing Pieces” (Ohio State, S. Melville)

Jacobus-Parker, Frances, “The Art of Vija Celmins” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Jara, Jeff, “A Fine Tradition: Folk Art and the Development of Modernist American Art, 1900–1940” (Delaware, A. Gibson, C. Holloway)

Jimerson, Lauren, “Defying Gender, Redefining the Nude: The Body in the Art of Suzanne Valadon, Émilie Charmy, and Marie Vassilieff” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Johnson, Katharine, “Strategic Mediations: Painting, Collage, and Sculpture in the Art of Alberto Burri” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Johnson, Samuel, “How Does Abstraction Become Propaganda? El Lissitzky in the Public Sphere” (Harvard, M. Gough)

Jones, Christopher Alan, “‘A Clock for Space’: Shaping Time through Return Photography, 1975–2010” (Florida, J. Tsai)

Josephson, Katharine “Your Art Here: Print Advertisements and Contemporary Art, 1964–1990” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Kajiya, Kenji, “Unfolding Modernism: Reconsidering Clement Greenberg’s Art Criticism and the Paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, 1948–1961” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

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

Karabeg, Jasmina, “Le Hazard Objectif: Surrealism, Science, and Politics” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Katz, Ariela, “The Maison du Peuple: Modernity and Working Class Identity in French Architecture and Urbanism” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Kauffman, Alexander, “The Bachelors Twenty Years Later: Marcel Duchamp, Hans Richter, and Man Ray in America, 1936–1951” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Kerrigan, Emily A., “Art off the Beaten Path: Developing American Modernism in New England’s Small Towns, Seaports, and Villages” (Iowa, J. Kinsey-Fields)

Ketcham, Christopher M., “Repetition and the City: Minimalism’s Spatial Politics, 1962–1972” (MIT, C. Jones)

Kim, Joy Jeehye, “New Documents to Pictures: Lee Friedlander and the Re-making of the Photographic Image, 1962–1989” (Yale, D. Joselit)

King, Jennifer, “Michael Asher and the Art of Infrastructure: Space, Cities, Institutions” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Kohn, Tara, “Books to Connect ‘People of the Book’: Photographic Constructions of Jewish Community in Three American Anthologies” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Kulpa, Pierette, “From Michelangelo to Mussolini: Attribution and Appropriation in the Palestrina Pietà” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Kwon, Marci, “Veracular Modernism: Joseph Cornell and the ‘Authentic’ in American Art” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Lachance-Provençal, François, “‘L’ivresse à l’oeuvre’ entre expérience et expression, 1860–1960” (University of Montreal, N. Dubreuil)

Landres, Sophie, “Dissonant Interpretation: The Body, Law, and Instrument in Charlotte Moorman’s Avant-Garde Sound Performances” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Larson, Christina, “Paul Sample: Defining American Masculine Identity” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Lawrence, Nora, “Dan Flavin’s Histories” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Lee, Kyoung Yong (Anton), “The Historiography of Art in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century and Twenty-First Century” (University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Lee, Young Ji, “Recoding Capital: Socialist Realism and Maoist Images, 1949–1976” (Duke, S. Abe, K. Stiles)

Lehtinen, Linde B., “Consuming Images: Paul Outerbridge, Jr. and the Art of American Commerce, 1920–1945” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Leiderman, Daniil, “Moscow Conceptualism and ‘Shimmering’: Authority, Anarchism, and Space” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Lenssen, Anneka, “The Shape of the Support: Painting and Politics in Syria’s Twentieth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Lescher, Mary E., “The Little Studio That Could: Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Florida Studio” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Levenson, Abra, “Figures and Things: Charles Demuth, 1914–1935” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Lewis, Kathryn, “Imaging Russia during the Cold War: Photographs in Life Magazine, 1945–1962” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Li, Vivian, “Art’s Public Lives: Post-1949 Sculpture in China” (Michigan, J. Kee)

Loiacono, Mark, “Shadow of a Doubt: Andy Warhol’s Abstract Series, 1977–1987” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Lotery, Kevin, “An Exhibit/An Aesthetic: The Exhibition Designs of Richard Hamilton, Nigel Henderson, and the Independent Group, 1951–59” (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

Lowery, Rebecca, “Contingent Bodies: Art In and Around Los Angeles, 1969–75” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Lowry, Alexis, “On the Road: Art Practice in the Era of the Interstate, 1956–1976” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Lucento, Angelina, “Realism and the Birth of Soviet Political Media: Art, Ethics, and Communication in Russia, 1918–1932” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Lueth, Ranelle M., “Conflicting Lines: The Ambush on America’s World War I Combat Art” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Madura, Joe, “Revising Minimal Art in the AIDS Crisis, 1984–1998” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Magnusen, Kaia, “‘Ghastly Females’ and ‘Wanton Corrosion’: The Appropriation and Modernization of German Old Master Motifs in Otto Dix’s Images of Weimar Women” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas, A. Zervigón)

Mann, Jonathan, “Portrait of A[nother] Decade: David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1950–1960” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Marcus, Daniel, “The Banality of Speed: Automotive Modernity in Interwar France” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Marsh, Charlene Catharine, “‘Photographie Humaniste’ (1945–1961): Whose Humanism?” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Marson, Jann, “Cut, Paste, Protest: The Art of Marcel Mariën and Its Effects on International Politics, 1937–70” (Toronto, A. Syme)

Masilela, Nomaduma, “Set Setal’s Imaginaire: Intervention in Public Space, Historiography, and Conceptualism” (Columbia, K. Jones)

Mastroianni, Megan, “The Spaces in Between: The Artists’ Magazine and Its Reader in West Germany, 1968–1975” (USC, M. Luke)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Institutionalization and Architectural Discourse in Early Twentieth-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

McComas, Jennifer, “The Politics of Display: Exhibiting Modern German Art in America, 1937–1957” (Indiana, Bloomington, J. Kennedy)

McGuire, Mary, “The Judson Revolution: Art and Social Movement, 1958–1965” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

McManus, William, “‘When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Mericle, Robyn, “Utopianism in Art and Visual Culture of the American Desert, 1910–1940” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Miller, Nicholas, “Primitivist Encounters? African American Painting, Diasporic Objects, and the Making of Modern Art, 1927–1977” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Moure Cecchini, Laura, “Reimagining the Baroque in Italian Modernism: From the Fin-de-Siècle to Fascism” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Murrell, Denise, “Seeing Laure: Race and Modernity from Manet’s Olympia to Matisse, Bearden, and Beyond” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Myers, Allison, “Writing the History of French Art in the US, 1959–1980” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Myers, Nicole, “Courbet’s Nudes: Realism and the Rococo Revival” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Najafi, Roja, “Figuration, Abstraction, and Materiality in the Work of Jean Dubuffet, 1901–1985” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Najda, Alexander, “Apocalypse According to Vasily Kandinsky” (UIC, P. Hales)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Naoi, Nozomi, “Beyond the Modern Beauty: Takehisa Yumeji and the New Media Environment in Modern Japan” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

Narusevicius, Vytas, “Parallel Processing: Conceptual Art in the Age of Revolt, 1966–1970” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Necol, Jane, “Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Newbury, Susanna, “Speculations: Art and Real Estate Development in Los Angeles, 1960–1968” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Newton, Gregory, “The Emergence of Monochrome Painting in 1950s New York” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Ninacs, Anne-Marie, “Projets pour un intérieur monumental: Les arts visuels comme outils d’éveil de la conscience. Les cas de David Brown Milne, Agnes Martin et Geoffrey Farmer” (University of Montreal, O. Asselin)

Nitsche-Krupp, Andrea, “Process and Perversion: The Early Work of Matthew Barney” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

O'Donnell, Charles, “Making Art History in America” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Otto, Elisabeth, “Emily Carr et Gabriele Münter, deux histoires de désapprentissage: art (histories) of unlearning” (University of Montreal, J. Lamoureux)

Palmer, Daniel S. “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Paneth-Pollak, Tessa, “Definite Means: Hans Arp’s Cut-Outs, 1911–1930” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Parent, Vanessa, “Viennese Actionism: Subversion, the Body, and the Building of Community” (University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Parker, Wendy A., “Bringing It All Home: Martha Rosler on Person, Place, and Thing” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Parsons, Heather, “The Tableaux of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz and the Spectacle of Photography” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Parsons, Jennifer Stettler, “John Sloan: Between Philadelphia and New York, 1892–1907” (Virginia, E. Turner)

Parsons, Sara-Jayne, “Liminal Britain: Place and Memory in British Photography since 1979” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Perl, AnnMarie, “Cold War Artist-Showmen: Georges Mathieu and Yves Klein, 1945–1962” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Peterson, Nathan, “Re-imaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Pobocha, Paulina, “Intents and Accidents: The Work of Gabriel Orozco” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, R. Lubar)

Pocock, Antonia, “Sub-Pop from Claes Oldenburg to Jeff Koons” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Polonyi, Eszter, “The Face in the Machine: Béla Balázs and the Practice of Physiognomy in Early Cinema Aesthetics” (Columbia, N. Elcott)

Poon, Jessica, “Cosmopolitanism as a National Ideal: The Painters Eleven and the Figuration of Postwar Canadian Identity, 1948–1957” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

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)

Rabinowitz, Jacob, “Public Construction: Christa and Jenna Claude’s Running Fence” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Ramsey, Rosemary, “Biases and Bridges: Reception of the Italian Avant-Garde in the United States, 1949–1957” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Read, Heather, “Canonizing Modernism: The Sacred Art Movement and the Postwar Crisis of French Identity” (Washington University, J. Klein)

Reddy, Meredith, “Haunted Mediums: Women, Photography, and Spiritualism, 1890–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Reed, Emily, “Alexander Calder, Naum Gabo, Isamu Noguchi, and the Pre- and Post-War Development of Abstract Art for Public Space” (Virginia, E. Turner)

Rees, Anastasia, “‘Notes from the Underground’: Dissident Cultural Communities in Czechoslovakia, 1965–1989” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Reineck, Ryan, “Our Decorative Scheme: Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913–1919” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Reitz, Christopher, “Hedged Identity: Art and Speculation in the 1980s and 1990s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Richard, Laura, “Prime Meridian: Time for Maria Nordman” (UC Berkeley, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Ridler, Morgan, “The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product” (CUNY, R. Long)

Rifelj, Claire, “Collage Culture: Art in California in the 1970s and 80s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Riordan, Lindsay, “Art and Objectlessness: The Precarity of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1906–1928” (Yale, S. Zeilder)

Ritter, Gabriel, “Kitawaki Noboru and Surrealism in Japan, 1930–1951” (UCLA, D. McCallum)

Rivera, Alfredo, “Revolutionizing Modernities: Visualizing Utopia in 1960s Havana, Cuba” (Duke, R. Powell, E. Gabara)

Rivers, Tina, “‘Lights in Orbit’: The Howard Wise Gallery and the Rise of Media in the 1960s” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Robbins, Ola, “The Construction of Alterist Identities in the Self-Portraits of James Ensor” (CUNY, J. Sund)

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

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Visual Language of the Soviet Popular Illustrated Magazines in the 1930s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Rosenberg, Max, “Trading in the Past: Documenta and Postwar West Germany, 1945–1972” (Yale, D. Joselit),

Rosenberger, Christina, “The Early Work of Agnes Martin” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Rozman, Stephanie, “Acquiring Modernity: Collecting and Exhibiting Indian Art in the Early Twentieth Century” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Ruembeli, Susanne, “Art as Tragicomedy: Martin Kippenberger and the End of the Avant-Garde” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Salas, Alexis, “Performing the Making: Commercial and Political Uses of Collective Conceptual Experimentalism (Temístocles 44, Mexico City, 1987–2003)” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Salinger, Victoria, “Translating Mathematics: The Art of Hanne Darboven” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Salseda, Rose, “The Visual Art Legacy of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Sanchez, Michael, “The Rhine System: Germany and the Logistics of Contemporary Art around 1970” (Columbia, B. Joseph, R. Krauss)

Sarvé-Tarr, Marin, “Seizing the Everyday: Lettrist Film and the French Postwar Avant-Garde, 1946–1954” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Schafer, Susan, “Roma Anno Zero: Continuity and Change in Post-World War II Architecture in Rome” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Schiller, Emily, “Unsettled Masses: Transportation in American Art, 1929–1946” (Penn State, N. Locke, L. Mazow)

Schoenberger, Janna, “Ludic Conceptualism: Art and Play in the Netherlands from 1959–1975” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Schroeder, Kristin, “New Material Mythologies: The Realities of Clothing in Neue Sachlichkeit Portraits” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Seggerman, Alexandra Dika, “Revolution and Renaissance in Modern Egyptian Art, 1880–1960” (Yale, D. Joselit, K. Rizvi)

Selejan, Ileana, “Postmodern Warfare in Images: The Aesthetics of War Photography in the Late 1970s and 1980s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Serrano, Blanca, “Between Limit and Possibility: Reflections on the Visual Culture of Recycling in 1990s Cuban Art” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Shirkey, Joshua, “Dance and/as Art in the United States, 1953–1979” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Siddiqi, Annooradha, “The United Nations Refugee Agency and the Architecture of the Camp” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Silveri, Rachel, “The Art of Living in the Historical Avant-Garde” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Simpson, Robin, “Surrounded by Me: Video Art between the Studio and the Clinic” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Sivert, Laura, “Powering a Nation: The Cultural Landscape of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933–1945” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Smith, Sarah-Neel, “Art, Democracy, and the Culture of Dissent in 1950s Turkey” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Smith, William, “Cinematic Borderlands: A Culture of Film in the Art of the 1960s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Smither, Devon, “Bodies of Anxiety: The Nude in Canadian Art, 1920–1950” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Spaulding, Daniel, “No Experiments: Art in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1968–1989” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Stark, Trevor, “For a Total Expansion of the Letter: Cubism, Dada, Mallarmé” (Harvard, B. Buchloh, M. Gough)

Steinberg, Monica, “Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter-Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Steinmann, Kate, “Biopower and the Administration of Affect in the Contemporary Photographic Serial” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Steverlynck, María-Laura, “The School of the South Experiment: The Pedagogy and Legacy of a New World Modernism” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Sudul, Jennifer, “The Early Works of Niki de Saint Phalle” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, L. Nochlin)

Sullivan, Erin, “Speculating on Paper: Print Culture during the German Inflation: 1918–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

Sweet, Leah, “Defining (Neo) Dada: German Art of the 1950s and 1960s” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Taft, Maggie, “Making Danish Modern, 1945–1960” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Tanta, Mirela, “State Propaganda or Sites of Resistance: Socialist Realism in Romania, 1945–1989” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac’s Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Telfair, Catharine, “Stillness: Self and Space in Symbolist Portraiture” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Temkin, Susanna, “Une Arte Social y Revolucionario (A Social and Revolutionary Art): Marcedo Pogolotti and the International Avant-Garde” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

TenHoor, Meredith, “The Architecture of the Market: Food, Media, and Biopolitics from Les Halles to Rungis” (Princeton, E. Eigen)

Tiso, Elisabeth, “The Public Art of Jean Tinguely: 1959–1991” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Tran, Thuy, “The Vietnamese Avant-Gardes: 1954–1975” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan, E. B. Robertson)

Tyson, John, “Hans Haacke: Beyond ‘Systems Esthetics’” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Uchill, Rebecca, “From Atmospheres to Transactions: Art, Experience, and Alexander Dorner’s Audience” (MIT, C. Jones)

Uslip, Jeffrey, “Mourning in America: Cady Noland and the Age of Reagan” (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Vangen, Michelle, “Left and Right: Politics and Images of Motherhood in Weimar Germany” (CUNY, R. Long)

Van Pee, Yasmine, “La colonisation pittoresque: Crafting Heritage in Interwar Belgian Congo, 1920–1940” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

Varet, Esther Kim, “Art INC: A Re-assessment of the Art and Technology Program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

Venator, Melissa, “Light and Abstraction in the Arts of the German Weimar Republic” (Rice University, G. Bader)

Vicario, Niko, “Import/Export: Raw Materials, Hemisperic Expertise and the Making of Latin American Art, 1933–1945” (MIT, C. Jones)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Constructive Energy: Architecture, Affective Perception, and the Mobilization of the Subject in Soviet Russia (1919–1941)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Walsh, Taylor, “Medium at the Margins: Bruce Nauman, 1965–1975” (Harvard, C. Lambert-Beatty, B. Buchloh)

Wang, Hahn-Chih, “The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to Present” (Temple, G. Silk)

Wang, Ya-Ling, “The Institutional Reception of American Abstract Expressionism in Taiwan and China” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Wang, Yang, “Localizing National Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1949–1976” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Warak, Melissa, “Made to Music: Interactions of Music and Art, 1955–1969” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Warner, Emily, “Painting the Abstract Environment: The Abstract Mural in New York, 1935–1960” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Watson, Jennifer, “Realism and Representation: Arman, 1954–1964” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Weaver, Alison, “The Beuys Effect: Joseph Beuys’s Reception in the United States” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Wei, Chu-Chiun, “Globalism and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Art, 1978–2009” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Weibgen, Lara, “The Aesthetics of Mereness: Moscow Conceptualism, 1975–1988” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Weintraub, Sara, “From Design to Completion: The Transformation of US War Memorials on the National Mall” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Welch, Adam, “‘Borderline Research’: Art between Canada and the United States, 1965–1980” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Wells, K. L. H., “Modernism’s Other Tableau: Tapestry in the Twentieth Century” (USC, N. Troy)

Wendt, Pan, “Social Fabric: The Group Cloth Works of James Lee Byars, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Franz Erhard Walther, 1967–70” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

White, Rachel, “Magazine Wars: The Visual Politics of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, 1935–1945” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Wieck, Anna, “Painting, Popular Culture, Politics: Depicting Tradition on the Eve of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Williams, Robin, “From Meshes and Mirage: A Poetics of Film, Video, and Performance, ca. 1946/1976” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Williamson, Daniel. “Modern Architecture and Local Culture in Ahmedabad, 1947–1968” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Wolf, Vanessa, “Surplus Feeling: War and Remembrance in Lee Bontecou’s Wall Reliefs, 1958–1966” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Wong, Hannah, “A ‘Funny Guy’ Comes to America: Parody, Play, Irony, and the Role of Humor in the Work of Francis Picabia, 1913–1917” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Young, Allison, “‘Torn and Most Whole’: Zarina Bhimiji and the “Culture Wars” in Britain 1970–2002” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Zacharias, Erica, “Bodies in Design: Writing Dance from Weimar to the Third Reich” (University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Zavistovski, Katia, “Uncommon Objects: The Representational Painting of Vija Celmins, Llyn Foulkes, and Joe Goode in 1960s LA” (Rice University, G. Bader)

Zhang, Jingmin, “Chinese Painting Research Society at Beijing: Modernity, Art, Antiquity, and Nationalism, 1920–1937” (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)

Zhong, Yueni, “Technologies of Aesthetics: Art and Alchemy in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chinese Art” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Zhurauliova, Tatsiana, “Arcadia Americana: Landscape in American Art during World War II” (Yale, A. Nemerov)