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

Twenty-First-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2015

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Besaw, Mindy, “Re-Framing the American West: Contemporary Artists Engage History” (Kansas, C. Eldredge)

Boivin, Julie, “Horrid Beauty: Rococo Ornament and Contemporary Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Cammarata-Seale, Heather, “Embodied Paradox: Taxidermy and Contemporary Art, 1990–Present” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Dell’Aria, Annie, “The Moving Image in Public Art: US and UK, 1980–Present” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Dierkes, Anne-Louise, “Assemblage as Opposition: California’s Counterculture and the Struggle for US Cultural Definition” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Ewing, Margaret, “A Politics of Action: Hans Haacke in Germany, 1972–2006” (UIUC, S. Hudson)

Guerrero, Marcela C., “Creole Semiotics: Contemporary Caribbean Art and Creolization” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Guerrero-Hernandez, Juan Carlos, “Photography, Video, and Mutilated Bodies: Constellations and Paradoxes in the Representation of Current Violence and Internal Conflict in Contemporary Art in Colombia between 1991 and 2012” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Hamilton, Elizabeth C., “Unleashing the Black Fantastic: Afrofuturist Feminism in Contemporary Art” (Florida, R. Poynor)

Heer, Melissa Rose, “The Breath with the Breath: Contemporary Performance Art in India” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Joseph, Laura Wertheim, “Shadow Feminism: Disavowed Feminized Labor in Postwar American Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Larach, Gustavo, “Discourses of Dissent in Contemporary Honduran Art” (New Mexico, K. Cornejo)

Leduc, Marie, “Transition and Transformation: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Global Marketplace” (University of Alberta, S. Harris; S. Dorow)

Maroja, Camila, “Framing Latin American Art: Artists, Critics, Institutions, and the Configuration of a Regional Identity” (Duke, K. Stiles; E. Gabara)

Routh, Mitali, “On Matthew Barney–Deadpan Conceptualism, Animality, and Sculpture” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Smith, Ginger Elliott, “Technology and Artistic Practice in 1960s and 1970s Southern California” (Boston, G. Williams)

Smulevitz, Cara, “‘Girl, If You Make the Movie, I Promise You Someone Will See It’: DIY, Grrrl Power, and Miranda July” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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

Stewart-Halevy, Jacob, “Casual Conduct at the Margins of Conceptual Art” (Yale, S. Zeidler; D. Joselit)

Tanga, Martina, “Arte Ambientale and Arte nel Sociale in Italian Art of the 1970s” (Boston, G. Williams)

Tunali, Tijen, “Festivals of Art, Carnivals of Images: On Contemporary Art and the Neoliberal Globalizaton” (New Mexico, O. Lumpkin)

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

Uchill, Rebecca, “Developing Experience: Alexander Dorner’s Exhibitions, from Weimar Republic Germany to the Cold War United States” (MIT, C. Jones)