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, 2007

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Ahmad, Izmer, "Painting and Subjectivity in Modern Malaysian Art" (University of Victoria, A. Wright, R. Youds)

Albers, Kate Palmer, "Archive/Atlas/Album: The Photographic Records of Christian Boltanski, Dinh Q. Lê, and Gerhard Richter" (Boston, C. Jones)

Archias, S. Elise, "The Body as a Material in the Early Performance Work of Carolee Schneemann, Yvonne Rainer, and Vito Acconci" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Auyeung, Poyin, "Critical Spatial Responses to Urban Redevelopment in Beijing and Shanghai: Art in Public Spaces, 1978–1998" (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Bailey, Robert, "A Late Avant-Garde: Art and Language, New York" (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

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

Becker, Natasha, "Local vs. Global: The Johannesburg Biennales and the Production of Contemporary Art in a Post-Apartheid South Africa" (SUNY Binghamton, A. D'Souza)

Biederman, Legier, "The Aesthetics of Globalization and the Politics of Difference: From Identity Exhibitions to Transnational Artworlds?" (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Byrd, Anne, "Hats Off, Galileo: Richard Serra before Tilted Arc" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Carbonell-Coll, Gisela M., "A Spaniard in New York: Salvador Dalí and American Popular Culture, 1940–1948" (UIUC, J. Mendelson)

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

Citron, Beth, "The City as Canvas: Five Exemplary Artists and Bombay, 1965–1995" (Pennsylvania, M. Meister)

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

Crain, Sarah D., "The Aesthetics of Absence: Thomas Demand, Mariele Neudecker, and Gregor Schneider" (Georgia, I. Wallace)

Culler, Jeremy, "From Television Signal to Magnetic Strip: An Archaeology of Experimental Television and Video Knowledge, 1962–2006" (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Dennis, Sarah K., "A Pictures Aesthetic: Louise Lawler, Three Decades" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Dierkes, Anne-Louise, "Assemblage as Opposition: California's Counterculture and the Struggle for U.S. Cultural Definition" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Dumett, Mari, "Corporate Imaginations: The Fluxus Collective in the Age of Multinational Capitalism" (Boston, C. Jones)

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)

Emmelhainz, Irmgard, "Interventions in the Name of Others: Jean-Luc Godard's Figuring Palestine in Ici et ailleurs (1969–74) and Notre Musique (2004)" (Toronto, J. Ricco)

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

Farkas, Heather, "Space Invaders? Artists in the East Village, 1977–1983" (Stanford, P. Lee)

Fidelis, Gaudêncio, "The Reception and Legibility of Brazilian Contemporary Art in the United States (1995–2005)" (SUNY Binghamton, A. D'Souza)

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

Gand, Elizabeth, "Helen Levitt and Representations of Childhood, ca. 1940" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Grudin, Anthony E., "Television Dreams: Andy Warhol and the History of Postwar Advertising" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

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

Kalinsky, Yelena, "Collective Actions: Moscow Conceptualism, Performance, and the Archive, 1976–1995" (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Kart, Susan, "Fetish, Figure, Frame: Sokari Douglas Camp, Moustapha Dimé, and Renée Stout on the 'African' Body in Art" (Columbia, E. Hutchinson, B. Lawal)

Lang, Colin, "Room 19, 1966–1969" (Yale, D. Joselit)

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

Lim, Michelle, "Navigating Floating Worlds: Curatorial Strategies in Chinese Contemporary Art, 1979–2009" (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Lokhandwala, Arshiya, "Postcolonial Palimpsests: Historicizing Biennales and Large-Scale Exhibitions in a Global Age" (Cornell, S. Hassan)

Macnayr, Lynda C., "Politics and Gender in Portraits of Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Vicereine of Lombardy-Venetia, and Empress of Mexico" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

Maltz Leca, Leora, "William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises" (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, S. P. Blier)

Mangawang, Mya, "Sophie Calle: Her(e) but not Her(e)" (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Mangini, Elizabeth, "Arte Povera, 1968–1978: An Argument for an Italian Avant-Garde" (CUNY, R. Golan)

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

McQueen, Kathleen, "Strategic Response: Art in an Age of Terror" (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Milkova, Liliana, "Between Painting and Photography: Soviet Underground Art, 1970–1980" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

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)

Mulhearn, Kevin, "Taking Critical Positions in Contemporary South African Photography, 1967–2007" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Murayama, Nina, "Donald Judd's Furniture, From Do-It-Yourself to the Art of Lifestyle" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Nielsen, Kristine, "The Fate of East Berlin's Political Monuments in the Early 1990s" (Chicago, W. J. T. Mitchell)

Nisbet, James, "Land Is Not the Setting: The Lightning Field and Environments, 1960–1980" (Stanford, P. Lee)

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

Proctor, Jacob, "Cold War Cut-Ups: Collage, Found Footage, and Expanded Cinema as Alternative Public Sphere" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Ragain, Melissa, "Test Subjects: Psychology and the Viewer of American Art, 1965–75" (Virginia, H. Singerman)

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

Richter, Marianne, "Merged Identities: The Transformation of the Artist's Persona, 1960–1980" (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, C. Jones)

Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel, "Cultural Maps, Networks, and Flows: The History and Impact of the Havana Biennale, 1984 to the Present" (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

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

Rosenberg, Capri, "The Meaning of Sensation: Young British Art in the Nineties" (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, "Another New York School: The 'Secret History' of Figurative Painting, 1960–1980" (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, 1962–1972" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Shane, Robert Rand, "A Psycho-Social Investigation of the Role of Pop Culture Imagery in the Art of Paul McCarthy" (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Shtromberg, Elena, "Conceptual Encounters: Art and Information, Brazil (1968–1978)" (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Snoddy, Danielle M., "Charting the Emergence of Identity Narratives in Post-Apartheid South African Art: Protectionist Sensibilities, Internationalization, and the Johannesburg Biennales" (Iowa, C. Roy)

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, 1950–1964" (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Summers, Robert, "Unbecoming Art History" (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

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

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

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

Thompson, Allison, "Arriving at the Caribbean: Constructing Visual Representations of Transatlantic and Transcultural Experience" (SUNY Stony Brook, B. Frank)

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

Trotman, Nat, "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, 1922–1937" (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Ugur, Selen, "Ottoman House, Turkish House: Eski Ev in the Contemporary National Imagination" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

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

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

Voss, Annemarie, "Incremental Remedies: Women Artists and Ecology since 1980" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Widrich, Mechtild, "Performative Monuments: Public Art and Commemoration in Postwar Europe" (MIT, C. Jones, M. Buskirk)

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

Wofford, Tobias, "Constructing Africa: The Visualization of Homeland and Diaspora in African American Art during the 1960s and 1970s" (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Wong, Winnie, "After the Copy: China, Dafen Village, and the Hand-Painted Art Product (1979–)" (MIT, C. Jones)

Woods, Nicole L., "Gift Event: Alison Knowles, Fluxus, and the Enigmatic Work of Art" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

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

Yamamura, Midori, "Yayoi Kusama: Biography and Cultural Confrontation, 1945–1969" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Yi, Hyewon, "Photographer as Participant Observer: The Photographs of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Richard Billingham, and Nobuyoshi Araki" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Yoon, Soyoung, "The Anarchic Archive: Re-Conceptualizations of Collage and Montage in Postwar Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1950s and 60s" (Stanford, P. Levi)

Yoshitake, Mika, "Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha and Bikyoto in Postwar Japan (1968–1974)" (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)