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, 2010

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Anderson, Virginia, “‘A State of Anxious Uncertainty’: The Critical Reception of Jasper Johns” (Boston, C. Jones, G. Williams)

Biederman, Legier, “The Aesthetics of Globalization and the Politics of Difference: From Identity Exhibitions to Transnational Artworlds?” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Chang, Alison, “Negotiating Modernity: Edvard Munch’s Late Figural Work, 1900–1925” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Chon, Doris, “Narrating Shadows: W. G. Sebald’s Photographic Historiography” (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)

Cohen, Kris, “Never Alone, Except for Now: Mediated Collectivity in Networks” (Chicago, D. English)

Diack, Heather, “The Benefit of the Doubt: Regarding the Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art, 1966–1973” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Gonzalez Rice, Karen, “Enduring Belief: Performance, Trauma, Religion” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Kato, Yukiko, “Color, Hygiene, and Body Politics: French Neo-Impressionist Theories of Vision and Volition, 1870–1905” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Lang, Colin, “Room 19, 1966–1969” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Lokhandwala, Arshiya, “Global Cartographies: Investigating Art in the Age of Biennales and Large-Scale Exhibitions (1990–2006)” (Cornell, S. Hassan)

Lookofsky, Sarah, “No Such Thing as Society: Art and the Crisis of the European Welfare State” (UC San Diego, L. Stern)

Macchiavello, Carla, “Marking the Territory: Performance, Video, and Conceptual Graphics in Chilean Art, 1975–1985” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

MacQueen, Kathleen, “Tactical Response: Art in an Age of Terror” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Martin, Courtney J., “Cyclones in the Metropole: British Artists, 1968–1989” (Yale, T. Barringer, K. Jones)

Modigliani, Leah, “The Limits of the Defeatured Landscape: Dialectics of a Counter Tradition in Vancouver Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Navas, Eduardo, “Remix: A Critical Analysis of Allegory, Intertextuality, and Sampling in Art, Music, and Media” (UC San Diego, L. Manovich)

Nisbet, James, “Land Is Not the Setting: The Lightning Field and Environments, 1960–1980” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Rath, Amanda, “Contextualizing Contemporary Art: Propositions of Critical Artistic Practice in Seni Rupa Kontemporer in Indonesia” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Scott, Emily, “Wasteland: American Landscapes in/and 1960s Art” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Snider, Stefanie, “Envisioning Bodily Difference: Refiguring Fat and Lesbian Subjects in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, 1968–2009” (USC, R. Meyer)

Sorkin, Jennifer, “Live Form: Gender and the Performance of Craft, 1940–1970” (Yale, D. Joselit, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Summers, Robert, “An Aesthetics of Experience: The Art and/as Life of Vaginal Davis” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Tradowsky, Christopher, “After Sherrie Levine: Appropriation and the Semiotics of Seriality” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Van Scoy, Susan, “Exteriors, Interiors, and Positionality: The Photography of Tina Barney” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Webb, Emily Taub, “On Site-Specificity: A Genealogy” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Wong, Winnie, “After the Copy: Originality, Creativity, and the Skilling of Contemporary Art in China’s Dafen Village” (MIT, C. Jones)

Woods, Nicole, “Performing Chance: Alison Knowles, Fluxus, and the Enigmatic Work of Art, 1962–75” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Yoon, Soyoung, “Debord, Détournement, and the Desire of History: The Films of Guy Debord” (Stanford, P. Levi)