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

Contemporary Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2008

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

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

Beauchemin, Anne, “L’image cubiste et la question de l’autoréférence” (McGill, B. Wilson)

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

Hamill, Sarah, "David Smith in Two Dimensions: Sculpture, Photography, and Space" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, “Delineations: American Art History and the Discourse of Inheritance” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Kjaer, Lise, “Awakening the Spiritual: James Turrell and Quaker Practice” (CUNY, H. Senie)

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)

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)

Perrill, Elizabeth, "Contemporary Zulu Ceramics, 1960s–Present: An Aesthetic Respect" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

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

Rosenberg, Capri, "The Meaning of Sensation: Young British Art in the Nineties” (Duke, K. Stiles)

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

Spicer, Frank, “‘Just What Was It That Made U.S. 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)

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)

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

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