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

Twenty-first Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Algee, Hannah, “The Comparative Model: Recanonizing the Abject ‘Body’ in/of Contemporary Feminist Art” (Temple University, G. Silk)

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

Bacal, Edward. “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimal Art” (University of Toronto, J. Ricco)

Boone, Jobyl, “Christo and Jean-Claude in the United States, 1964-2005” (University of Delaware, A. Gibson)

Leeton, Brooke, “Meaning and/in Digital Media: Ryan Trecartin's 'Priority Innfield'“ (University of Georgia, I. Wallace)

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

Castro, Heather, “Screening the Apocalypse: Zombies, Visual Art and the Grotesque in the Aftermath of Social Trauma” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Decemvirale, JV, “Knowing Your Place and Making Do: Radical Art Activism in Black and Latino Los Angeles, 1968 to Present” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Defossez, Julie, “Life Support: Labor, Gender, & Care in Mierle Laderman Ukeles's Maintenance Art” (The Ohio State University, K. Paulsen)

Domene-Danés, Maria, “ART-chive in Post-war Lebanon” (Indiana University, M. Facos)

Duncan, Alexandra, “Disability Art and Neurodivergent Artists: A Comparative Analysis of Arts Organizations for the Developmentally Disabled in Canada” (University of Alberta, N. Loveless)

Etz, Karly, “Skin Inscriptions: The Tattoo Medium in Contemporary Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Flaherty, Shannon, “Tell Me About It: The Role of Confession in Contemporary Art” (University of Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Guo, Xinran , “Afterimage of Socialism: Chinese Contemporary Art 2000–2010” (Northwestern University, H. Copeland)

Hunt, Steve, “The Infinite Inside: Anthony Caro's Writing Pieces.” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Kwon, Vicki Sung-yeon, “Connection in Friction: Participatory Art by Contemporary East Asian Artists in the Contact Zone” (University of Alberta, M. Boone and N. Loveless)

Liu, Yang, “Transforming Landscape: Shifting Perceptions of the Human-Nature Relationship in the Evolution of Chinese Art since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Lynch, Ashleigh, “Fantasy Exchanges: Global Circulation of Modern Masculine Tropes in Congolese Art, 1974-2014” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Ogbechie)

Magloughlin, Amara, “Mind, Body, Spirit: the art/history of Walid Raad,” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Perucic, Nadia, “From Fiction to Fact: The Need to Document in Post-Yugoslav Visual Art from 1991 to the Present” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Sánchez, Marisa, “The Beckett Effect: The Work of Paul Chan, Stan Douglas and William Kentridge” (The University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Shirazi, Somayeh Noori, “Negotiating Identities in the Artworks of Three Contemporary Iranian Women Artists” (University of Alberta, L. McTavish)

Sze Pek, Ying, “Documentary Expanded: The Work of Hito Steyerl, 1994-2015” (Princeton, Doherty)

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)

Vetter, Michael, “Robert Irwin's New Materialism.” (University of Maryland, J. Shannon)