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

South America
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Abramovich, Lucia, “Precious Materiality in Colonial Andean Art: Gold, Silver, and Jewels in Paintings of the Virgin” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Aguilar, Margarita, “Traditions and Transformations in the Work of Adal: Surrealism, El Sainete, and Spanglish” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Almeida, Laura Freitas, “Resisting Memory: Anti-Imperialist Tactics of Forgetting in Contemporary Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Bogansky, Amy, “The Merchant’s Middlemen: Factors, Supercargoes, and the Praxis of Exchange in the Early Modern Atlantic World” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

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

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

Brown, Mary, “An Avian Intervention: The Emergence of the Bird in Andean Paracas Art, ca. 600–200 BCE” (CUNY, E. Keber)

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

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963–1984)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Donato, Elizabeth, “The Intimate City: the Valparaiso Architecture School in the Urban Sphere, 1952–1972” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

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

Floyd, Emily, “Matrices of Devotion: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Limenian Devotional Prints and Local Religion in the Viceroyalty of Peru” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Gogan, Jessica, “Labs, Schools, Clinics at Brazilian Art Institutions” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Gomez, Ximena, “Confraternal Art in Early Colonial Lima: Negotiating Identity through Visual Culture” (Michigan, M. Holmes)

Hyman, Aaron M., “Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship, and Transatlantic Intertextuality” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

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

Landry, Khristin, “An Integrated Life: Art, Architecture, and Society at Mayapan, the Last Maya Capital” (UIC, V. Miller)

Larsen, Christian, “Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

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

McKenzie, Andrea, “Indigenous Concepts, Scripted Pictures: Andean Forms in the Drawings of Guaman Poma de Ayala’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615/1616)” (Emory, R. Stone)

Nesselrode, Sean, “Petro-Modernism: Art, Oil, and Industry in the Venezuelan Twentieth Century” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Nicewinter, Jeanette, “Cajamarca Ceramic Spoons: Forming a Symbolic Function” (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)

Oleas-Mogollón, Isabel, “Jesuit Missionary and Visionary Experiences in Quito: La Compañía Prophet Paintings” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

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

Rodriguez, Mari, “The São Paulo Neo-Avant-Garde. Art, Collaboration, and Print Media, 1970–1985” (Texas, Austin, A. Giunta; G. Flaherty)

San Martín, Florencia, “The Art of Alfredo Jaar within the Latin American Framework” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Sánchez Gómez, Antonio, “An Exotic Object and its Places: The Thor Washing Machine in Barranquilla and Bogotá, 1906–1920” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Secco, Maria Noël, “Luis Camnitzer: Le concept de l’artiste latino américain” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Sneed, Gillian, “Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Film and Video Performance Art of the 1970s and 1980s” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

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

Stewart, Danielle, “Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo (1930–1955)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

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

Thomas, Tashima, “An Imperial Diet: From Cacao to Coconuts–Representing Edible Bodies in the Americas from the Eighteenth Century to the Present” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale, M. Miller)

Tierney, Meghan, “Envisioning Nasca: Sculptural Polychrome Ceramics, ca. 1–450 CE” (Emory, R. Stone)

Vazquez de Arthur, Andrea, “Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects?: On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Vessels” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Wohletz, Sonya, “Lilies and Ash: Art Production, Devotional Culture, and Crisis in Late Seventeenth-Century Quito” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Zimmerman, Rachel, “Global Luxuries at Home: The Material Possessions of an Elite Family in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)