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

Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2009

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Amott, David, “Sanctifying Segregation: The Colonial Cathedral and Community of Mariana, Minas Gerais” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

Arisa, Miguel, “Enconchados: A New Art in Viceregal New Spain and Its Implications” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Breault, Emily, “The Mirror and the Mountain: Reflection and Light in the Colonial Churches of Cuzco, Peru” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory, D. Rosand)

Burdette, Derek, “The Power and Meaning of Early-Colonial Cristos in Mexico City: The Social and Political Lives of Five Cult Statues” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Caragol, Taina, “The Pendulum’s Swing: Defining Latin American Art from New York Collections, Exhibitions, and Auction Houses, 1960–1990” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Castaneda, Luis, “The Twilight of the ‘Miracle’: The Politics of Architecture in Mexico, 1953–1968” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, J. L. Cohen)

Cohen, Ananda, “Mural Painting and Social Change in the Colonial Andes, 1626–1830” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Cordero, Karen, “The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915–1940” (Yale, M. Miller)

Davidson, Vanessa, “Alternative Communication Networks and Political Engagement in 1970s Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay: Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, and Clemente Padín's Mail Art and Conceptual Practice” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Dean, Kristin, “Reshaping the Neoliberal City: The Politics of Cooperation and the Movimiento de Ocupantes e Inquilinos in Buenos Aires” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Decker-Parks, Arden, “Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1970s Mexico” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

de la Maza Chevesich, Josefina, “Contesting Nationalism: Analyzing Pictorial Genres in 19th-Century Chilean Painting” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Depalma, John-Mark, “Jesuit Architecture” (Brown, C. Zerner)

Desvernine Reed, Sara, “Havana: A Study in Interiors, Identities, and Ideologies” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo and Modern Mexican Religious Culture, 1940–1947” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dubs, Jason, “Staging the Social Spectacle: Collectivism, Conceptual Strategies, and Cultural Politics in Latin America, 1961–1981” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Elliot, Ingrid, “Domestic Arts: Amelia Peláez and the Cuban Vanguard” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Flaherty, George, “Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico, '68” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Franco, Ana Maria, “The Rise of Modernism in Colombia: Geometric Abstraction in the Sculpture of Edgar Negret and Eduardo Ramirez-Villamizar” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Galpin, Amy, “The Notion of Place in the Images of Valadés’ Rhetorica Christiana” (UIC, E. Baird)

George, Jeremy, “The Cultural Poetics of Inka Architecture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, “(Re)inventing a Latin American Identity: The Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, 1970–2003” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Granados-Salinas, Rosario Inés, “The Forgotten Protectress: Devotion, Aesthetics, and Society in the Cult of Our Lady of Remedios (Mexico City, 1520–1811)” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Hoobler, Ellen, “The Limits of Memory: Alfonso Caso and Narratives of Tomb Assemblage from Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico, 500–800 and 1931–1949 CE” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Jimenez, Maya, “Colombian Artists in Paris: 1865–1905” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Josten, Jennifer, “Mathias Goeritz and Contemporary Art in Mexico, 1950–1968” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Kovach, Jodi, “New Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Latin American Art” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Le Blanc, Alexandra, “Tropical Modernism: Art and Architecture in Rio de Janeiro at Mid-Century (1948–1963)” (USC, N. Troy)

Lerer, Marisa, “30,000 Reasons to Remember: Patronage and Artistic Strategies for Memorializing Argentina’s Disappeared” (CUNY, K. Manthorne, H. Senie)

López, John Fabian, “The Hydrographic City: Mapping Mexico City's Urban Form in Relation to Its Aquatic Condition, 1521–1700” (MIT, D. Friedman)

McEwen, Abby, “The Practice and Politics of Cuban Abstraction, ca. 1952–1963” (IFA, NYU, E. Sullivan)

Montgomery, Harper, “Rebellious Conformists: Exhibiting Avant-Garde Art in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, 1920–1932” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Montross, Sarah, “Landscape into Media: Dislocation and Metaphor in Chilean Art of the Pinochet Era” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Moriuchi, Mey-Yen, “Notions of Universality and Difference: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrista Painting” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Panbehchi, Michael, “History Painting and the Battles of Alexander Farnese in Colonial Latin America” (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Schreffler)

Ramos, Evelyn Carmen, “A Painter of Cuban Life: Victor Patricio de Landaluze and Nineteenth-Century Cuban Politics” (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Ratliff, Jamie, “Presence of Mind, Absence of Voice: Feminist Art in Mexico, 1970–Present” (Louisville, S. Jarosi)

Renner, Andrea, “Housing Diplomacy: The Rise and Fall of US International Housing in Latin America, 1949–1973” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Reyes, Ana María, “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz González, 1962–1978” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Roberts, Jodi, “Photography and the Contested Spaces of Buenos Aires under Juan Domingo Perón” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan/R. Lubar)

Rodriguez, Linda, “Artistic Production, Race, and History in Nineteenth-Century Cuba” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rojas, Alejandra, “Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rosenblum, Beth, “From a Pedagogical Pragmatism: Cuban Art Institutions and Production during the ‘Special Period’ (1990s)” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Ryu, Sara, “Made by Human Hands: Authorship, Agency, and the Colonial Artifact in New Spain” (Yale, C. Wood)

Sheren, Ila, “Portable Borders/Mythical Sites: Performance Art and Politics at the U.S. Frontera, 1960 to the Present” (MIT, C. Jones)

Stephens, Janet G., “Paintings of the Sapa Inka: The Construction of History and Legitimacy in Colonial Peru” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, “Mural Painting and Architectural Sculpture on the North Coast of Peru (200–900 CE)” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Waldron, Lawrence, “Like Turtles, Islands Float Away: Emergent Distinctions in Zoomorphic Iconography in Saladoid Ceramics of the Lesser Antilles, 250 BCE to 650 CE” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Wellen, Michael, “‘Your magazine is a regular magic carpet. . .’: Américas Magazine, the Organization of American States, and the Circulation of Latin American Art, 1949–1969” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)