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, 2017

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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)

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

Behar, Ionit, “Minimalism as Resistance: Margarita Paksa in Argentina’s Military Dictatorship” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Biczel, Dorota, “Ready-made Subjects: Non-object Art, Migration, and Democratic Transition in Peru, 1979–1988” (UT Austin, A. Giunta/G. Flaherty)

Cobas, Martín, “Liminal Creatures/Liminal Topographies: Rhetoric of Excess in the New World” (Princeton University, B. Colomina and A. Vidler).

de Laforcade, Sonia, “Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, I. Small)

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

Detchon, Julia, “Working Around: Lea Lublin, Marie Orensanz, Mirtha Dermisache, and Margarita Paksa, 1968–1983” (University of Texas at Austin, G. Flaherty)

Donato, Elizabeth, “A Series of Acts that Disappear: The Valparaíso School's Fleeting Architectures, 1952-1982” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Gillaspie, Caroline, “‘Delicious Libations’: Representing the Nineteenth-Century Brazil-U.S. Coffee Trade” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Gómez, Ximena, “Nuestra Señora: Confraternal Art and Identity in Early Colonial Lima” (University of Michigan, M. Holmes)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1880-1930” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Lapin Dardashti, Abigail, “Politics, Religion, and Modernity in Transregional Afro-Brazilian Art, 1962-1988” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Schwaller, William, “A Transnational Arte de Sistemas: The Centro de Arte y Comunicación in Argentina and Abroad, 1968-1983” (Temple University, M. Alvarez)

Sherman, Erica, “Race and Space: The Afro-Brazilian Role in the Urban Development of Vila Rica, Minas Gerais” (Duke University, C. Bruzelius)

Sneed, Gillian, “Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Women's Performance-for-Camera, 1974-1985” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

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

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

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

Witkowski, Jacqueline, “Threads of Disappearance: Conceptual Textile Interventions in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)