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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Adams, Amy, “Sophie Taeuber: An Artist Revisited” (CUNY, R. Long)

Akšamija, Azra, “Our Mosques Are Us: Rewriting National History of Bosnia-Herzegovina through Religious Architecture” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: The Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Alteveer, Ian, “The Rise of the Poststudio: A History of California Institute of the Art, 1961–1980” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Álvarez-González, Manuel Fernando, “From Syndicalism to Imperialism: José Luis Sert and His Master Plans for Barcelona (1931–34) and Havana (1956–58)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Anania, Katherine, “Drawing, Discipline, and Privacy in American Studio Practice, 1963–79” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Anderson, Ash, “Moving Pictures: Motion and Time in Photography at the Institute of Design” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Archino, Sarah, “Rewriting the Narrative of Dada in New York, 1910–26” (CUNY, R. Long)

Aukeman, Anastasia, “The Rat Bastard Protective Association: Bruce Conner and His San Francisco Cohort, 1958–68” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Bacon, Alex, Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Barr, Adrian, “Archaeologies of the Avant-Garde: Moscow Conceptualism and the Legacies of Soviet Modernism” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Fashioning Surrealism: The Making of Radical Couture, 1925–38” (Yale, C. Mehring)

Basu, Priyanka, “Kunstwissenschaft and the ‘Primitive’: Excursions in the History of Art History, 1880–1925” (USC, K. Lang)

Bennett, Elizabeth, “Subsidizing Submission: Irving Rusinow’s Photographs of the Amish, 1938–41” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Benus, Benjamin, “Figurative Constructivism, Pictorial Statistics, and the Group of Progressive Artists, ca. 1920–39” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Birkhofer, Denise, “Taking to the Streets: Photography in Mexico after 1968” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Blake, Nathan, “Camera Consciousness: The Aesthetic and Prosthetic Legacy of World War I” (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Blokker, Johanna, “Kirchen in Trummern: World War II and the Reconstruction of the Church in Cologne, 1945–63” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Boland, Lynn, “Dissonance in Modern Music and Art” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Bonilla-Merchav, Lauran, “Manuel de la Cruz González: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica” (CUNY, A. Indych-Lopez)

Bristow, Jessica E., “Gordon Matta-Clark: Deconstruction, Destruction, Art, and Architectural Confluence” (Iowa, W. Tomasini)

Brown, Jennifer, “Material Matters: Cloth and Sculpture, ca. 1955–68” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Bugajski, Jill, “Exhibiting the East: Publics, Politics and the ‘Bloc’ in the United States, 1940–70” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Burnett, Nora, “Para-Realism and the Sculpture of Rachel Whiteread” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Burton, Johanna, “The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Busby, Ashley, “Picturing the Cosmos: Surrealism and Astronomy, 1920s–1940s” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Bush, Diana, “The Dialectical Object: John Heartfield, 1915–38” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Butterfield-Rosen, Emmelyn, “Posture and Figuration, 1886–1912” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Byrd, Anne, “Hats Off, Galileo: Richard Serra before Tilted Arc” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Campbell, Andrew, “Bound Together: Gay and Lesbian Leather Communities, 1966–84” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Canwell, Jeremy, “Modern Translation: Estonian Art from National Awakening to Glasnost’” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Caragol, Taina, “The Pendulum’s Swing: Defining Latin American Art from New York Collections, Exhibitions, and Auction Houses, 1960–90” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Carrasco, Maria Carolina, “Art Hopes, Art Values: Evolution of the Genre of the Multiple since 1964” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Castaneda, Luis, “The Twilight of the ‘Miracle’: The Politics of Architecture in Mexico, 1953–68” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, J. L. Cohen)

Cavallero, Janet, “Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chaffee, Cathleen, “Troubling the Codes: Conceptual Art’s Poetic Objects (Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Barry, Hanne Darboven)” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Chiong, Kathryn, “Lawrence Weiner: Words/Matter” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Chlenova, Masha, “On Display: Transformations of the Avant-Garde in Soviet Public Culture, 1928–33” (Columbia, C. Kiaer)

Churner, Rachel, “Gesamtmerzwerk: Kurt Schwitters and the Total Work of Merz” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Cohen, Joshua, “Masks and the Modern: African/European Décalages in the 20th-Century Art” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Connelly, Shannon, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Considine, Lian, “Andy Warhol and Pop Art in France in the 1960s: A Reconsideration” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Cousins, Charlotte, “The Shaping of Constantin Brancusi: Formalism and ‘Influence’ in the Early 20th Century” (UT Austin, R. Shiff, J. Leoshko)

Cronin, Elizabeth, “Passive Fascism? The Politics of Austrian Heimat Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen, R. Long)

Davis, Alexandra, “The Portrayal of the Artist-as-Celebrity in American Fashion and Lifestyle Magazines, 1923–51” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Davis, Rebecca “Women Artists of the Early Twentieth-Century Liturgical Movement: The Contributions of E. Charlton Fortune, Sister Helene O’Connor OP, and Ade Bethune” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

Decker-Parks Arden, “Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in1970s Mexico” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dempsey, Kate, “Ray Johnson in Correspondence with Marcel Duchamp” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Donahue, Nathaniel, “Classical Narrative and Avant-Garde Modernity in Renoir’s Late Work, 1900–19” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo: Religion, Gender, Mexicanidad, and Modern Art, 1940–48” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Douberley, Amanda, “The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 1946–75” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Doyle, Allan, “An Exemplary Education: Pedagogic Models in Jean-Léon Gérôme” (Princeton, R. DeLue; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Dubay, Rebecca, “The Persistence of Painting: Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Robert Ryman, and Abstraction in the Sixties” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Dubs, Jason, “Staging the Social Spectacle: Collectivism, Conceptual Strategies, and Cultural Politics in Latin Amearica, 1961–81” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Eckhardt, Sarah Louise, “A Constant Reevaluator, Hedda Sterne, and the Abstract Expressionist Context” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Enderle, Melanie N., “The Female Stage Performer on Canvas: The Emergence of the New Woman Reflected by American Paintings of Theatrical Entertainment, 1880–1940” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

English, Travis, “From Dadaism to Verism: Radical Traditionalism in German Painting, 1920–45” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

Evans, Emily Joyce, “The First Russian Art Exhibition, Berlin 1922: Display and Reception of the New Russia” (UIUC, J. Mendelson)

Ewing, Margaret, “Instituting Critique, Activating the Public Sphere: Hans Haacke and the Formation of a New German National Identity, 1990–2000” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Falgàs Casanovas, Jordi, “Modernity and Tradition in Catalan Noucentisme: Rafael Masó’s Regionalist Architecture, 1911–17” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Federman, Rachel, “Making Spaces: Immersive Art in Los Angeles, 1962–2005” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Feliz, Matthew, “The Sonorous Image: Representations of Sound in the Work of Christian Marclay” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Felton, Lori, “Portraits in Dialogue: A Reconsideration of Egon Schiele’s Portraiture” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Ferrell, Elizabeth, “Collaborated Lives: Individualism and Collectivity in the San Francisco Avant-Garde, 1950–65” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Follo, Valentina, “The Power of Augustan Imagery in the Age of Mussolini” (Pennsylvania, C. Brian Rose)

Gaitan, Juan, “Act without Image” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Gand, Elizabeth, “The Poetics and Politics of Play: Helen Levitt’s Early Work, 1935–45” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Gasparavicius, Gediminas, “Art in the Image of the State: Neue Slowenische Kunst, the Irwin Group, and the Politics of Art in Slovenia, 1980–2005” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Gasper-Hulvat, Marie, “Kazimir Malevich’s Late Figurative Paintings and the Construction of History” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman, T. Harte)

Geha, Katie, “Like Life: Process, Information, Representation, 1967–76 (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Gilderhus, Kirsten, “Homage to the Pyramid: Josef Albers in Mexico” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Gilman, Bridget, “Re-envisioning Everyday Spaces: Photorealism in the San Francisco Bay Area” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Goldman, Jason, “Open Secrets: Publicity, Privacy, and Histories of American Art, 1958–69” (USC, R. Meyer)

Goodrum, Sarah, “East German Photography: Artwork and Political Tool” (USC, K. Lang)

Graber, Lauren, “Gruppe SPUR, 1957–65: Art and Dissent in West Germany during the Cold War” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Green, Kate, “Vito Acconci: Performative Video in the Artistic, Social, and Technological Context of the Early 1970s” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Green, Midori, “Sec’s Appeal: The Secretary in American Popular Culture, 1900–64” (Minnesota, K. Solomonson)

Griffiths, Jennifer, “Women Painters of Italian Futurism” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast, R. Ricci)

Gupta, Atreyee, “The Promise of the Modern: State, Culture, and Avant-Gardism in Post-Independence India” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Gurshtein, Ksenya, “TransStates: Conceptual Art in Eastern Europe and the Limits of Utopia” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Guu, Monica, “Polyphonic Texts: Tracking the Meanings of Art Deco in Shanghai, 1923–37” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Haavik-MacKinnon, Amy, “A Colony Within: Art, Film, and Identity in London’s East End” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Hackbarth, Daniel, “Media as Medium: Raoul Hausmann, 1915–45” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Hamelin, Candice, “Behind Material and Immaterial Divides: Nonconformist Photography between the 1950s and Late 1980s in East Germany” (Michigan, M. Biro, G. Eley)

Harren, Natilee, “Objects without Object: The Artwork in Flux, 1958–69” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Hart, Daniel, “Sculpture as Paradigm: Picasso in the Boisgeloup Years” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Hartzell, Freyja, “Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Harvey, Edwin, “Permanent Storage: Locality, Place, and Paradox in Andrew Wyeth’s Hay Ledge” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Haskell, Caitlin, “A Painter without a Problem: Critical Evaluations of Henri ‘Le Douanier’ Rousseau, 1910–60” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Henderson, Julie, “Signal Terrorism: Television and Violence in 1970s Video” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Hendricks, Genevieve, “Collision and Collusion: Le Corbusier’s Painting and Architecture after Purism” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Hensley, Christal, “The Cult of Personality: Gertrude Stein and the Development of the Object Portrait in the American Visual Arts” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Heuer, Megan, “A New Realism: Fernand Léger, 1918–1931” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, “Clare Leighton’s Wood Engravings of English Country Life in an Age between Wars” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Hill, Jason, “Artist as Reporter: The PM News Picture, 1940–48” (USC, R. Meyer)

Hill, Joe, “Biennials on the Brink: New International Contemporary Art Festivals, 1984–2004” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Ho, Tienfong, “The Cinematic Picturesque: Narrativity and Experience in American Soldiers’ Monuments” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Hulst, Titia, “The Leo Castelli Gallery” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Inksetter, Meredith, “Haunted Mediums: Women, Photography, and Spiritualism, 1890–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Israel, Matthew, “Towards a Greater Understanding of Antiwar Art in the United States during the Vietnam War” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Jackson, Paul, “Audience, Communication, and Public Values in Abstract Expressionism” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Jans, Rachel, “Art on the Border: Galerie René Block in 1960s and 70s Berlin” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Jara, Jeff, “A Fine Tradition: Folk Art and the Development of Modernist American Art, 1900–1940” (Delaware, A. Gibson, M. Leja)

Johnson, Danielle, “Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, 1928–36” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Josten, Jennifer, “Mathias Goeritz and International Modernism in Mexico” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Jozefacka, Anna, “Rebuilding of Warsaw: Architecture, Urban Planning, and Ideology in Postwar Poland (1945–70)” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Kajiya, Kenji, “Unfolding Modernism: Reconsidering Clement Greenberg’s Art Criticism and the Paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, 1948–61” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Kalinsky, Yelena, “Collective Actions: Moscow Conceptualism, Performance, and the Archive, 1976–95” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Karabeg, Jasmina, “Le Hazard Objectif: Surrealism, Science, and Politics” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Katz, Anna, “Hybrid Species: Lee Bontecou’s Sculpture and Works on Paper, 1958–71” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Katz, Ariela, “The Maison du Peuple: Modernity and Working Class Identity in French Architecture and Urbanism” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Kim, Suzie, “Competing Constructivisms in East Asia during the 1930s” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

King, Jennifer, “Michael Asher and the Art of Infrastructure: Space, Cities, Institutions” (Princeton, H. Foster)

King, Susan M., “Surrealism: A Marxist Enterprise in Late 1930s London” (UC Irvine, J. Herbert)

Kohn, Tara, “Books to Connect ‘People of the Book’: Photographic Constructions of Jewish Community in Three American Anthologies” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Kowell, Masha, “Agit-Plakat: Political Posters of the Soviet Thaw (1956–67)” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

Kumar, Brinda, “Private Collections and Public Narratives of Indian Art in the 20th Century” (Cornell, I. Dadi)

Kuo, Michelle, “To Avoid the Waste Of a Cultural Revolution: Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1966–79” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Lachance-Provençal, François, “Formes de l’ivresse: Entre expérience et expression, 1925–65” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Le Blanc, Aleca, “Tropical Modernism: Art and Architecture in Rio de Janeiro at Mid-Century (1948–63)” (USC, N. Troy)

Lee, Jungsil, “Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

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

Lee, Lisa, “Sculpture’s Condition/Conditions of Publicness: Isa Genzken and Thomas Hirchhorn” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Lee, Yulin, “Architectural Responses to Contemporary Art: Four Cases of Contemporary Art Museums in Japan in the 1990s” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay, J-L. Cohen)

Lenssen, Anneka, “The Shape of the Support: Painting in Syria’s Twentieth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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

Levenson, Abra, “Figures and Things: Charles Demuth, 1914–35” (Princeton, DeLue)

Lewis, David, “Francis Picabia and the Problem of Nihilism” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Liebert, Emily, “Roles Recast: Eleanor Antin and the 1970s” (Columbia, A. Alberro, R. Deutsche, B. Joseph)

Lindenberger-Wellen, Laura, “Southern Art Communities and Regional Feelings, 1930–45” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Loiacono, Mark, “Shadow of a Doubt: Andy Warhol’s Abstract Series, 1977–1987” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Lotery, Kevin, “Between the History of Science and the Science of Art: Nigel Henderson, Richard Hamilton, the Independent Group, and the Dispersal of Avant-Gardes in Postwar Britain“ (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

Lowery, Rebecca, “Contingent Bodies: Art In and Around Los Angeles, 1969–75” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Lucento, Angelina, “Debating the Socialist Image: The Conflict between Painting and Photography in Soviet Art, 1926–1937” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Maddipati, Venugopal, “The Quiet but Eventual: The Architecture of a Gandhian Holism in Post-Colonial India” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Magnusen, Kaia, “Art of Appearance: ‘Surface Culture’ and the Neue Sachlichkeit in Weimar Berlin” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Mahdi, Fatima, “Representing the Middle Ages at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1870–1940” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Markoski, Katherine, “Elective Affinities: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College, 1948–56” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)

Marson, Jann, “Cut, Paste, Protest: The Art of Marcel Mariën and Its Effects on International Politics, 1937–71” (Toronto, A. Syme)

Martegani, Micaela, “Costantino Nivola’s Public Work: Art, Architecture, and Social Utopia” (IFA/ NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Mastin, Catharine, “Beyond the ‘Artist’s Wife’: Women and the Artist-Couple Marriage in Mid-20th-Century and Postwar Canada” (University of Alberta, C. Skidmore, S. Carter)

Mather, David, “Pictorial Dynamism: A Model of Mass Agency in Italian Futurism, 1909–1918” (UC San Diego, N. Bryson, J. Welchman)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Institutionalization and Architectural Discourse in Early 20th-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

McComas, Jennifer, “The Politics of Display: German Expressionist Exhibitions in America, 1930–1960” (Indiana, J. Kennedy)

McGavran, Sarah, “Modernist Orientalism in the Art of Paul Klee and Henri Matisse, ca. 1912–1930” (Washington University, E. Childs)

McGuire, Mary, “The Politics of Gender Representation in New York Pop Art, Fluxus, and the Judson Dance Theater, 1960–1965” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

McManus, William, “‛When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Mednicov, Melissa, “I Only Have Eyes for You: Rock and Roll, Fandom, and International Pop Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Mikulinsky, Alma, “The Chisel and the Lens: Picasso, Brassaï, and the Photography of Sculptures, 1933–1945” (Toronto, E. Legge)

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

Morrill, Eric, “Allan Kaprow and François Morellet: Experimental Art in the 1960s” (UC Irvine, J. Herbert)

Muller, Gabriela, “Abstraction on the Move: Medium, Motion, and Time in the Absolute Film” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Myers, Nicole, “Courbet’s Nudes: Realism and the Rococo Revival” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Najafimoghaddamn, Roja, “Figuration, Abstraction, and Materiality in the Work of Jean Dubuffet, 1901–85” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Najda, Alexander, “The ‘Russian Years’ of Wassily Kandinsky: Wassily Kandinsky and Odessa; the Unwritten Chapter” (UIC, P. Hales)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Narusevicius, Vytas, “A Bad Education: Student Revolts and Conceptual Art Redux” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Navarro, Rudy, “Film Genealogies of Early Video Art” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Nelson, Adele, “Monumental and Ephemeral Displays: The São Paulo Bienal and Postwar Brazilian Artistic Vanguards, 1946–54” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Nero, Julie, “The Interwar Lesbian Monocle: Romaine Brooks’ Una, Lady Troubridge and Hannah Höch’s Russian Dancer” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Newbury, Susanna, “A Contest of Dull Adjectives: Art, Urbanism, and the Image of Sprawl, 1960–80” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Newton, Gregory, “The Emergence of Monochrome Painting in 1950’s New York” (CUNY, A. Chave)

O’Dea, Rory, “From the Spiritual to Science-Fiction: The Irrational World of Robert Smithson” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Orenduff-Bartos, Lillian, “Polish Symbolism and Negotiations of Modernity” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Paneth-Pollak, Tessa, “The Cut-Out in Modernism: Jean Arp, Henri Matisse, and Other” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Parsons, Sara-Jayne, “Liminal Britain: Place and Memory in British Photography since 1979” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Perl, AnnMarie, “Cold War Artist-Showmen: Georges Mathieu and Yves Klein, 1945–1962” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Pezolet, Nicola, “Spectacles Plastiques: Reconstruction and the Debates on the ‘Synthesis of the Arts’ in France, 1944–62” (MIT, C. Jones)

Pillen, Cory, “WPA Posters: A New Deal for Design” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Pinar, Ekin, “The Machinic Artist and Decentered Subjectivity, 1963–79” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Pobocha, Paulina, “Intents and Accidents: The Work of Gabriel Orozco” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, R. Lubar)

Portnoy, Scott, “Abstraction Reduced: The Monochrome in American Painting, 1949–63” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Proctor, Jacob, “Cold War Cut-Ups: Collage, Found Footage, and Expanded Cinema as Alternative Public Sphere” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Ramsey, Rosemary, “Biases and Bridges: Reception of the Italian Avant-Garde in the United States, 1949–57” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Ray, Sugata, “In the Name of Krishna: Temple Architecture, Pilgrimage Practices, and the Making of a Cultural Landscape in Vrindavan” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Rees, Anastasia, “‘Notes from the Underground’: Dissident Cultural Communities in Czechoslovakia: 1965–89” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Reyes, Ana María, “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz González, 1964–71, in Colombia” (Chicago, M. Ward, T. Cummins)

Richter, Till, “Contemporary Art: Art Historical and Market Criteria” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Rifelj, Claire, “Collage Culture: Art in California in the 1970s and ’80s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Robbins, Carrie, “Trompe l’œil Rupture in Contemporary Art: Reconsidering Photography’s Medium Specificity and Relationship to the Real” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

Robbins, Ola, “The Construction of Alterist Identities in the Self-Portraits of James Ensor” (CUNY, J. Sund)

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

Roldan, Deborah, “España Negra: Tradition in Spanish Painting” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Visual Language of the Soviet Popular Illustrated Magazines in the 1930s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Root, Nicole, “The Inassimilable: Mike Kelley’s Poetics of the Low” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Rosenberger, Christina, “The Early Work of Agnes Martin” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Schafer, Susan, “Roma Anno Zero: Continuity and Change in Post-World War II Architecture in Rome” (IFA/ NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Schenkenberg, Tamara H., “The Berlin Art Magazines Kriegszeit and Der Bildermann: A Comprehensive Study of the Material, Visual, and Presentational Forms of Paul Cassirer’s Wartime Magazines” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Schiller, Emily, “Unsettled Masses: Transportation in American Art, 1929–46” (Penn State, L. Mazow, N. Locke)

Schulman, Daniel, “African American Art and Artists in Chicago, 1893–1945” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962-75” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Seggerman, Alexandra Dika, “Revolution and Renaissance in Modern Egyptian Art, 1880–1960” (Yale, K. Rizvi, D. Joselit)

Selejan, Ileana, “Postmodern Warfare in Images: The Aesthetics of War Photography in the Late 1970s and 1980s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Sels, Kim “Assembling Identity: The Object-Portrait in American Art, 1917–27” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Sheward, Deanna, “Building for the Bomb: Monumentality and the Manhattan Project” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Shipley, Lesley, “Specific Objects: Lee Bontecou’s Steel and Canvas Reliefs and Sculptures, 1959–64” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Shirkey, Joshua, “Dance and/as Art in the United States, 1953–79” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Siegelbaum, Sami, “The Invisible Prison: Art and Protest in 1960s France” (UC Irvine, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Sigur, Hannah, “Japan’s Architecture at American World’s Fairs, 1876–1915 (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Singsen, Doug, “An Alternative by Any Other Name: Pulp Genres and Fandom in American Alternative Comics, 1974–2000” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Smith, William, “Cinematic Borderlands: A Culture of Film in the Art of the 1960s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Smythe, Luke, “Lightness and Loss: Abstraction in the Art of Gerhard Richter” (Yale, C. Mehring, D. Joselit)

Steinberg, Monica, “Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter-Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Suchenski, Richard, “Utopian Romanticism and the Poetics of Scale: Modernist Explorations of the Cinematic Long Form” (Yale, D. Andrew)

Sudul, Jennifer, “The Early Works of Niki de Saint Phalle” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, L. Nochlin)

Sullivan, Erin, “Making and Marketing the Print Portfolio in Interwar Germany: Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Otto Dix” (USC, K. Lang)

Sullivan, Marin, “Hybrid Objects: Sculpture and Photography in Italy, 1962–1972” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Sweet, Leah, “Defining (Neo) Dada: German Art of the 1950s and 1960s” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Taft, Maggie, “Making Danish Modern, 1945–60” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Taroutina, Maria, “From the Tessara to the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival” (Yale, D. Joselit, T. Barringer)

Thomas, Bragan, “Naked Fascism? Body Politics and the Male Nude in German Sculpture of the Third Reich” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Tierney, Cristin, “Domesticating Modern Art: Aspects of the Promotion of Modern Art in the United States, ca. 1905–36” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Tiso, Elisabeth, “The Public Art of Jean Tinguely: 1959–191” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Tobias, Jennifer, “The Museum of Modern Art’s What is Modern? Series, 1931–1988” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Toteva, Maia, “Language Use in Conceptual Art: Eastern European and North American Strategies” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Vallye, Anna, “Form and Practice: Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes, and the Weimar Avant-Garde Legacy in Postwar America” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, R. Martin, J. Ockman)

Vangen, Michelle, “Left and Right: Politics and Images of Motherhood in Weimar Germany” (CUNY, R. Long)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Scientific Modernism: Psychophysiology and Rationalist Architecture in Soviet Russia, 1919–1941” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Warak, Melissa, “Made to Music: Interactions of Music and Art, 1955–1969” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Ward, Tara, “Personal Space: Simultaneity in the 1913 Work of Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, and Sonia Delaunay” (Boston, J. Cranston)

Washington, Tiffany, “Associated American Artists and the American Art World of the 1930s” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Weathers, Chelsea, “Shooting Underground: Andy Warhol’s Cinema and the Making of a Public Image, 1963–66” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Weibgen, Lara, “Orientations in Artistic Space: Moscow Conceptualism and the Aesthetics of Mereness, 1975–89” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Weiler, Derek, “Saying ‘I’, John Cage, Richard Hamilton, and Proto-Conceptual Art” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Wendt, Pan, “Social Fabric: The Group Cloth Works of James Lee Byars, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Franz Erhard Walther, 1967–70” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Wijegoonaratna, Michele, “Tradition, Innovation, and National Identity in Otto Dix’s Portraits and Self-Portraits, 1912–27” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Williamson, Daniel, “Modern Architecture and Local Culture in Ahmedabad, 1947–68” (IFA/ NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Wolf, Vanessa, “Surplus Feeling: War and Remembrance in Lee Bontecou’s Wall Reliefs, 1958–66” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Wong, Hannah, “Mimicry, Mockery, and Hilarious Pictures: The Role of Humor in the Works of Francis Picabia, 1913–24” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Woodruff, Lily, “Disordering the Establishment: Decentralization in French Art after May 1968” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Yoshida, Kenichi, “Modes of Totality in Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde” (UC Irvine, B. Winther-Tamaki)

Zaher, Lisa, “By Mind and Hand: Hollis Frampton’s Photographic Modernism” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Zhurauliova, Tatsiana, “Arcadia Americana: Landscape in the Art of Arshile Gorky and Pavel Tchelitchew during World War II” (Yale, A. Nemerov)