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, 2006

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Butler-Palmer, Carolyn, "I Won't Play Primitive to Your Modern: The Art of David Neel (Kwagiutl), 1985–2000" (Pittsburgh, K. Savage, T. Smith)

Dawsey, Jill, "The Uses of Sidewalks: Women, Art, and Urban Space, 1966–1980" (Stanford, P. Lee)

Haertel, Nilza, "Landscape and Nature in American Prints: Transformations in Form and Meaning in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Jung, Eun Young, "The Legacies of Marcel Duchamp and Vladimir Tatlin in Dan Flavin's Fluorescent Light Installation in the 1960s," (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Levine, Cary, "Pay for Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Paul McCarthy" (CUNY, R. Golan)

McClure, Michael Jay, "Medium's Collapse: Andy Warhol, Robert Gober, Matthew Barney and the Contemporary Object of Art" (Byrn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Murray, Soraya, "New Media Anxiety: Art History and the Problem of Modern Technology" (Cornell, S. Hassan)

Robertson, Kirsty, "This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Visual Culture and Protest in Canada, 1988–2003" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Saleeby-Mulligan, Deborah, "Painting the Irish Conflict: The Belfast Murals of Gerard Mo Kelly" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Thompson, Jeffrey, "From Minimalism to Magazines: Toward a Meta-Medium Practice in Mel Bochner and Robert Smithson's 'The Domain of the Great Bear'" (Emory, J. Meyer)

Wang, Shipu, "Becoming American? Asian Identity Negotiated through the Art of Yasuo Kuniyoshi" (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

Weintraub, Max, "'Suite Substitute': The Nature of Representation in the Art of Bruce Nauman" (Byrn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Wilkerson, Margaret, "'Making God': Incarnation and Somatic Piety in the Art of Kiki Smith" (Maryland, J. Withers)

Williams, Gregory H., "Laughter and Cultural Pessimism: The Joke in West German Art, 1974–1989" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Wolfskill, Phoebe, "Constituting the Elusive City: Documentation and Fantasy in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and Reginald Marsh" (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Woo, Jung-Ah, "Longing for Nothing: On Kawara and Yoko Ono" (UCLA, M. Kwon)