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

South Asia/South East Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Bellucci, Matteo, “Pietro Dura/Parchin Kari: Mediations between Florence and Mughal India” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Aitken)

Berninghausen, Gale, “Kangra's Folios in Fresco Secco: Eighteenth to Nineteenth Century Wall Paintings in Royal Temples and Palaces of the Kangra Valley” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia)

Bullock, Nathan, “Architecture and the Performance of Citizenship in a Global City: Singapore, 1965-2015” (Duke University, A. Wharton)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring identities: contemporary Korean photography” (Rutgers University, A. Zervigón)

Desai, Ankur, “Re-crafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (The Ohio State University, S. Huntington)

Gambetta, Curt, “Substitutions of Modernity: Materials and Subalternity in postcolonial India” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Chatterjee, Sria, “Making Nature Matter: Case Studies in the Politics of Art and Ecology in Modern India” (Princeton, E. daCosta Meyer)

Greenwalt, Karen, “Beyond the Nation: Rasheed Araeen, Bani Abidi, Hamra Abbas and an Aesthetics of Resistance” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

Kumar, Aparna, “Partition and the Historiography of Art in South Asia” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Little, Lalaine, “Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture 1521-1815” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Manohar, Mohit, “The City of God and Fortune: An Architectural and Urban History of Deulateabad in the Fourteenth Century” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Menon, Arathi, “Hipped and Gabled: Similitude and Vicissitude in Kerala Sacred Style” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia)

Murali, Deepthi, “Sensuous Cosmopolitans: The Politics and Transculturality of Decorative Arts of Kerala, India” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

Praepipatmongkol, Chanon Kenji, “The Mediations of Abstract Painting: Fernando Zóbel and Tang Chang” (University of Michigan, J. Kee)

Punj, Nandita, “Up in Alms, Portraits in Giving: The Salibhadra Carita in Early Modern Jain Art” (Rutgers University, S. Brett-Smith)

Sengupta, Rajarshi, “Of Practitioners, Practices, and History: the interface of artisanal knowledge and art historical reconstructions” (The University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

Shah, Siddhartha V., “Ornamenting the Raj: Opulence and Spectacle in British India, 1851-1903” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia, A. Higonnet)

Sud, Shivani, “Rajput Painting and it’s Trancultural Histories: The Jaipur School of Painting, 1866-1916” (University of California, Berkeley, S. Ray)

Tankha, Akshaya, “The aesthetics of belonging in the Indigenously inhabited Postcolony: art and visual culture in contemporary Nagaland, northeast India” (University of Toronto, K.Jain).

Tran, Thuy N. D., “A Defining Moment: The Avant-gardes of Saigon, 1954-1975” (University of California, Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

van Donkersgoed, Joëlla, “Curating a Cultural Landscape: Tangible and Intangible Heritage Management in the Banda Islands, Indonesia” (Rutgers University, A. St.Clair-Harvey)

Zhu, Cathy M, “Born in a Golden Light: Images of Omens and Imperial Ambition in the Southern Song Dynasty” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)