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

Contemporary Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2006

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Adams, Virginia, "Illusion and Disillusionment in the Works of Gerhard Richter and Jeff Wall: Picturing (Post) Modern Life" (Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Auyeung, Poyin, "Critical Spatial Responses to Urban Redevelopment in Beijing and Shanghai: Art in Public Spaces, 1978–98" (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Bari, Martha, "Mass Media Is the Message: Yoko Ono and John Lennon's 1969 Year of Peace" (Maryland, R. Ater)

Beauchamp-Byrd, Mora, "Hogarth's Progress: 'Modern Moral Subjects' in the Work of David Hockney, Lubaina Himid, and Paula Rego" (Duke, R. Powell)

Boetzkes, Amanda, "Beyond Perception: The Ethics of Contemporary Earth Art" (McGill, C. Ross)

Bouman, Margot, "Fata Morgana: Matrices of Video and Site" (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Burgess, Lana A., "Advancing American Art: Survival of an Idea" (FSU, K. Bearor)

Chon, Doris, "Narrating Shadows: W. G. Sebald's Photographic Historiography" (UCLA, G. Baker, M. Kwon)

Contreras De Berenfeld, Maria Celina, "Cesare Brandi's Teoria del Restauro and the Practice of Restoration" (Queen's, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Durham, Dennis, "Vancouver Conceptual Art from N.E.THING CO. to Jeff Wall: The Transformation of Art Practice through Pedagogy" (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Elfline, Ross, "Superstudio and the Staging of Architecture's Disappearance" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Esanu, Octavian, "The Aesthetics of Transition: Major Shifts in Eastern European Art of the Nineties" (Duke, K. Stiles)

Evans, Kim, "The Geography of Feminist Art Criticism: A Genealogical History of Feminist Discourses on Art, 1971–1981" (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Farrell, Jennifer, "An Emerging Institutional Critique" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Fidelis, Gaudencio, "The Reception and Legibility of Contemporary Brazilian Art in the United States (1990–2005)" (SUNY Binghamton, A. D'Souza)

Filippone, Christine, "Science, Technology and Utopias in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Fortin, Sylvie, "Remaking Sixties Utopia: On the Chronotopy of Contemporary Moving-Image Installations and Global Exhibitions" (Duke, K. Stiles)

Fredrickson, Laurel, "Kate Millett and Jean-Jacques Lebel: Sexual Outlaws in the Intermedia Borderlands of Art and Politics" (Duke, K. Stiles)

Glahn, Philip, "Estrangement and Politicization: Bertolt Brecht and Postwar American Art" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Held, Robin, "Lynn Hershman Is Not Roberta Breitmore; Roberta Breitmore Is Not Lynn Hershman: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Washington, P. Failing)

Heuer, Elizabeth, "Going Postal: Surrealism and the Discourses of Mail Art" (FSU, K. Bearor)

Holmes, Kristy, "The Gendered Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1964–76" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Hosein, Lise, "The Weight of Being Human: Animals as Surrogate Bodies in Contemporary Art" (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, "Tracing Genealogies: The Question of Inheritance in Early and Contemporary American Art" (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Kabfleisch, Elizabeth, "Home and Homeland: Feminist Ground in Native American Art" (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Keller, Candace, "Visual Griots: A Social, Political and Cultural History of Individuals in Mali through the Photographer's Lens" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Kuo, Michelle, "To Avoid the Waste of a Cultural Revolution: Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1966–1979" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Lauritus, Beth, "Critical Identity: Rethinking Conceptual and Feminist Art Discourse, 1965–1980" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Léger, Marc, "Visuality, Subjectivity and Social Space in Critical Public Art" (Rochester, J. Saab)

Lima, Benjamin, "Wolf Vostell's Décollage and the Forms of Destruction, 1958–72" (Yale, D. Joselit)

Lokandwala, Arshiya, "Global Cartographies: Investigating Art in the Age of Biennales and Large-Scale Exhibitions (1990–2006) (Cornell, S. Hassan) {diss}maltz leca, leora,

"William Kentridge: Plays on Process and Other Doubtful Games" (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Mazow, Alissa Walls, "Plantae, Animalia, Fungi: Transformations of Natural History in Contemporary American Art" (Penn State, S. Rich)

McCormick, Seth, "Jasper Johns 1954–1958: Persecution and the Art of Painting" (Columbia, J. Crary)

Moore, Jordana E., "Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Language of Creativity" (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Muhammed, Baqie B., "Contemporary East African Artists: The Fusion and Hybridization of Global and National Discourses in Modern Art in the Diaspora" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Muir, Kim H. S., "Wounded Masterpieces: Restoring Severely Damaged Works of Art" (Queen's, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Nettleton, Taro, "Throw Out the Books, Get Out in the Streets: Subjectivity and Space in Underground Art in Japan in the 1960s" (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Perrill, Elizabeth, "Potters in the Marketplace: South African Ceramic Urbanization, 1910s to the Present" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Phillips, Natalie E., "The Pop Apocalypse: Keith Haring's and Kenny Scharf's Remaking of Religion in Contemporary Art" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Proctor, Jacob, "Collage and Found Footage in Postwar Experimental Film: Bruce Conner, Stan Vanderbeek, Ken Jacobs, Robert Breer" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Rapp, Karen, M., "'Not the Romantic West': Site-Specific Art, Globalization and Contemporary Landscapes" (Stanford, P. Lee)

Rath, Amanda, "Mutable Signs: De/Con/Struction in Indonesian Experimental Art" (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Richter, Marianne, "Merged Identities: The Transformation of the Artist's Persona, 1960–80" (UIC, P. Hales, H. Higgins)

Richter, Till, "Contemporary Art: Art Historical and Market Criteria" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Rogers, Sarah, "Postwar Art and the Historical Roots of Beirut's Cosmopolitanism" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Rojas, Miguel, "Cultural Maps, Networks and Flow in Contemporary Art. A Case Study: Third World Art and the Havana Biennale" (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Romaine, James, "The Art of Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: 25 Years of Art, Education and Community" (CUNY, H. Senie)

Rosenbaum, Sarah, "In the Public Domain: Public Art, Advanced Capitalism, and the Contemporary City" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

Rosenberg, Lela C., "The Virgin and the Murderess: Reflecting on the Sensation Sensation" (Duke, K. Stiles)

Routh, Mitali, "Ice Water Steam: Matthew Barney—From Sculpture, Performance and Film to Intermedia" (Duke, K. Stiles)

Rugg, Whitney, "Brian O'Doherty: Changing the Subject" (Chicago, D. English)

Samet, Jennifer, "Undercurrents: Figurative Painting in New York, 1960–80" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Scheiwiller, Staci Gem, "Entangled Legacies: Qajar Images in Contemporary Iranian Photography" (UC Santa Barbara, N. N. Khoury)

Scott, Emily, "Wasteland Aesthetics: Art and the Postindustrial Landscape, 1962–72" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Spicer, Frank, "'Just What Was It That Made Our Art So Different, So Appealing?' Case Studies of the Critical Reception of American Avant-Garde Painting in London, 1950–64" (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Sutton, Gloria, "The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek's 'Movie-Drome' and Expanded Cinema Practices of the 1960s" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Sykes, Claire, "'Being-at-a-Loss': Modalities of Experience in Contemporary Encounters with Art" (Rochester, P. Duro)

Taub, Emily, "On Site-Specificity: A Genealogy" (Emory, J. Meyer)

Theodore, Molleen, "Walter De Maria's Work: Patronage, Reception and Aura" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Tinti, Mary, "The Contemporary Art of Travel: Locating Public Sculpture within American Airport Culture" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Tradowsky, Christopher, "After Sherrie Levine: Appropriation and the Art of Absolute Influence" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Trotman, Christopher, "Performance, Ritual and Multimedia in 1970s Body Art" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Tseng, Li-Lin, "Melodrama as Modernity in Early Chinese Cinema: A Case Study in the Works of Zheng Zhengqiu and His Shanghai Contemporaries, 1922–37" (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Vazquez, Edward, "Aspects: The Art of Fred Sandback" (Stanford, P. Lee)

Veitch, Michelle H., "Theories of Space and Urban Regeneration" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup, C. Robertson)

Vigneault, Marissa, "The Formation of Memory, Trauma and Desire in the Art and Writing of Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger" (Bryn Mawr, S. Levine)

Wang, Meiqin, "Confrontation and Complicity: Rethinking Official Art in Contemporary China" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Warnock, Molly, "Painting Blind: The Work of Simon Hantaï" (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Wilson, Paul, "The Global Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Nation and Longing in Contemporary Art" (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Woods, Nicole L., "The Roving Affect: Art in the Age of Flux/Fusion" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Wyman, Jessica, "Starting with Performance: Absence, Object Relations and Historiography" (Queen's, Kingston, C. Robertson)

Yamamura, Midori, "Yayoi Kusama: Biography and Cultural Confrontation" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Yates Atkins, Gillian, "Installation Art in Canadian Public Spaces" (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Yoshitake, Mika, "Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha and Bikyoto (1968–74)" (UCLA, G. Baker and M. Kwon)