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, 2014

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Auz, Lucienne Dorrance, “An International Firebrand: Germano Celant’s Role as Radical Critic, Innovative Curator, and Contemporary Art Historian” (University of Washington, P. Failing)

Blair, Gregory, “Place-Produced Thought: The Agency of Place and the Co-Production of Knowledge in Heidegger, Baudrillard, and Others” (IDSVA, M. Kelley)

Bogaard, Cornelia, “Never an Alibi: The Dialogical Museum” (IDSVA, S. Moro)

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

Corey, Pamela Nguyen, “The Artist in the City: Contemporary Art as Urban Intervention in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

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

De Blois, Ariane, “Un renversement grotesque: les sculptures mi-humaines, mi-animales de Jane Alexander, de Patricia Piccinini et de David Altmejd” (McGill, C. Ross)

DeLand, Lauren, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Work of Contemporary American Male Artists” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

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

Ferber, Andrea, “Nancy Spero: Feminism in a Continuous Present” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

Gonlügür, Emre, “American Architecture and the Promise of Modernization in Postwar Turkey” (Toronto, C. Anderson)

Grace, Claire, “Group Material and the 1980s: A Materialist Postmodernism” (Harvard, C. Lambert-Beatty)

Hall, Jennifer, “Interactive Art and the Action of Behavioral Aesthetics in Embodied Philosophy” (IDSVA, P. Armstrong)

Hamilton, Andrew, “Scale and the Incas” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Harrison, Nate, “Appropriation Art and US Intellectual Property Law since 1976” (UC San Diego, G. Kester)

Herrero Matoses, Fernando, “Antonio Saura’s Monstrifications: The Monstrous Body, Melancholia, and the Modern Spanish Tradition” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Kienle, Miriam, “Community at a Distance: Ray Johnson’s Correspondence Art Network, 1955–75” (UIUC, D. T. Weissman)

Klorman-Eraqi, Na’ama, “Feminism and Photography in Britain in 1970s and Early 1980s” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Kruglinski, Jennifer, “Signal Disruptions: Gendered Tropes and Feminist Burlesque of Martha Rosler” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Lacis, Indra, “Fame, Celebrity, and Performance: Marina Abramovíc Contemporary Art Star” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Oliver, Alexandra, “Critical Realism in Contemporary Art” (Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Reynolds-Kaye, Jennifer, “Contemporary Pre-Columbian Art: Recasting Artifacts through Object Biographies” (USC, M. Gomez-Barris)

Simmonds, Sylvie, “A Countercultural Movement: Examining Carolee Scheemann’s Kinetic Theatre Between 1963 and 1970” (McGill, C. Ross)

Skorin-Kapov, Jadranka, “On Darren Aronofsky’s Filmography from 1998 to 2014: Obsessions, Addictions, and the Pursuit of Perfection” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Sytsma, Janine, “Departures: A Critical Study of the Ona Group and the Spread of Onaism” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Trench, Carolyn J., “Performativity’s Moment: Vogue, Queer Video Production, and Theoretical Discourse” (G. D. Shaw)

Van Toorn, Tai Amida, “On Site, Out of Sight: Viewing Devices in Canadian Land Art, 1969–1980” (McGill, C. Ross)

Welton, Jessica W., “Fred Kabotie, Elizabeth Willis DeHuff, and the Genesis of the Santa Fe Style” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Westerman, Jonah, “Standard Deviations: Reality, Reproducibility, and Politics in Performance Art since 1989” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Woltmann, Kim, “Place Self: Identity at the Crossroads of Place and Time in Catherine Opie’s Los Angeles Landscape Series, 1988–2004” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Zarur, Kathy Yusuf, “Self-Portraiture and the Rise of ‘Arab’ Art: Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Hassan Musa, and Walid Raad” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Zinsli, Beth A., “Fragments along the Archipelago: Photography of the Contemporary Spanish Caribbean and Its Diasporas” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)