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, 2003

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Adan, Elizabeth, “Matter, Presence, Image: The Work of Ritual in Contemporary Feminist Art” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Solomon-Godeau)

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

Barkun, D., “The Visual Culture of AIDS, AA, and Activism” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Buiges, Ana, “Igor Stromajer: e-motional net.scapes” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Deeb, Elyse, “Studies in American Art: Women Sculpting in the 1960s” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

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

Fredrickson, Laurel, “The Liberatory Art and Politics of Jean-Jacques Lebel and Kate Millett” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Gilman, Amy, “Organizing Art: Information Theory and Conceptual Art: A Case Study of the Xeroxbook Exhibition” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

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

Hamilton, Jaimey, “Strategies of Excess: The Postwar Assemblage of Alberto Burri, Robert Rauschenberg, and Arman” (Boston, C. A. Jones)

Henson, Dennis, “Beyond Warhol’s 15 Minutes: Pop Art, Pop Music, ‘The Media’ and Fame” (Missouri, J. Klein)

Jarosi, Susan, “Art and Trauma since 1950: A Holographic Model” (Duke, Stiles)

Koenig, Wendy, “The Art of Interruption: A Comparison of Works by Daniel Libeskind, Gerhard Richter, and Ilya Kabakov” (Ohio State, S. Melville)

Koh, Dong-Yeon, “Larry Rivers and Frank O’Hara: Reframing Male Subjectivity” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Kumar, Navjotika, “Epic Landscape: Richard Misrach’s Desert Cantos” (Cornell, H. Foster)

Lee, Kee-Lee, “Sur Vampyr:Theresa Hak Kyang Cha and the Cultural Para-Sites of the Korean Diaspora” (UNC, C. Mavor)

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

McClure, M. J., “Medium Not Specific: Robert Gober, Wolfgang Tillmans, Matthew Barney, and the Uncategorized Object of Art” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

McManus, William, “When We Made Movies Just to Make Them: Warhol Unlimited” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Millett, Ann, “Spectacular Spectacles: The Disabled Body on Display in Contemporary Art” (UNC, C. Mavor)

Ninomiya, Masumi, “Nationalizing Art, Constructing Asia: Okakura Kakuzo and Nationalism in Asian Art History” (UNC, C. Mavor)

Okeke, Chika, “Nigerian Art in the Independence Decade, 1957–1967” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

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

Richardson, Margaret, “Re-Constructing Tradition and Modernity: The Theories and Art Projects of K. G. Subramanyan” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Romaine, James, “Anselm Kiefer: The Cosmos Paintings” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Rugg, Whitney, “Between Categories: Brian O’Doherty’s Singular Role in the Pluralist Era” (Chicago, R. Heller, D. English)

Stifler, Sarah, “Slippery when Wet: Visibility, Politics, and Lesbian Art in Los Angeles, 1970–2000” (USC, R. Meyer)

Wilkerson, Margaret, “Incarnation and Somatic Piety in the Art of Kiki Smith” (Maryland, J. Withers)