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, 2012

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Aguilera, Elizabeth, “Aztec Agricultural Deities: Material Essence of Sacred Objects” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

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

Anagnost, Adrian, “Artistic Vanguards and the Multitude in Modern Brazil, 1930–1964” (Chicago, R. Ubl)

Arias, Juan Carlos, “From Hunger to Cannibalism: Cinema and Colonialism in Latin America” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Biczel, Dorota, “A Mediocre Utopia: Urban Interventions, Migration, and the Making of the Public in the Exploding Metropolis (Lima, 1978–2002)” (UT Austin, G. Flaherty, A. Giunta)

Birkhofer, Denise, “On and Off the Streets: Photography and Performance in Mexico City, 1973–84” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Bravo, Doris, “Enacting a Collective Utopia: Elements of Performance and Site-Specific Art within the School of Valparaíso, 1965–1992” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Breatore, Mattthew, “Tansula do Amanal and Emilia Di Carakcauti, 1922–1930: Brazilian Art and Identity” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Brodbeck, Katherine, “Charting the Course of Revolution: Artur Barrio and Artistic Education and Exchange in Brazil (1967–1971)” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Castro, Mark, “Painting Cycles Depicting the Life of St. Francis in New Spain” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Cesarone, Bernard, “Redeeming Virgins and Heterodox Images in Enlightenment New Spain” (UIUC, O. E. Vázquez)

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

Cornejo, Kency, “Visual Disobedience: The Geopolitics of Experimental Art in Central America, 1990–Present” (Duke, K. Stiles, E. Gabara)

Crossman, Lisa, “Contemporary Argentine Art and Ecological Crisis” (Tulane T. Reese, F. Bazzano-Nelson)

De la Maza, Josefina, “Contesting Nationalism: Analyzing Pictorial Genres in Nineteenth-Century Chilean Painting” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

Debin, Megan Lorraine, “Body Traces: Performance Against Violence in Mexico, 1994–2012” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

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

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

Drien, Marcela, “The Arts in the Showcase: Chile’s International Exposition of 1875” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

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

Ericson, Klinton, “Sumptuous and Beautiful, As They Were: Architectural Form, Everyday Life, and Cultural Encounter in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission” (UNC Chapel Hill, E. Douglas)

Fitch, Nicholas, “Technocratic Modernism: The Instituto Torcuato Di Tella and the Avant-Garde in Argentina, 1945–1973” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Fitle, Rebecca, “Transformative Impressions: The Print Aesthetic in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” (Columbia, E. Pasztory, A. Russo)

Fitzpatrick, Elena, “Disseminating Devotion: Christological Imagery in Colonial Mexico and Guatemala” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

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

Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, “Proofing the Nation: Contested Displays of Identity at the San Juan Print Biennial, 1970–2009” (UIUC, O.E. Vázquez).

Hamilton, Andrew, “Scale and the Inca” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Hamman, Amy, “The Art of Landscape and the Cultural Dimensions of Urban Renewal in Late Eighteenth-Century Mexico City, 1789–1794” (University of Arizona, S. Widdifield)

Herrera, Olga U., “The US State, the Private Sector, and Modern Art in South America, 1940–1945” (George Mason, M. Greet)

Irwin, Christa, “Rome in Lima: Italian Renaissance Influence in Colonial Peruvian Painting” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Jardim de Santa Cruz Oliveira, Teresa Cristina, “Global Conceptualism and Cildo Meireles’s Cultural Critique” (UIUC, I. Small)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1916–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Kovach, Jodi, “Remotely Mexican: Recent Work by Gabriel Orozco, Carlos Amorales, and Pedro Reyes” (Washington University, A. Miller)

León, Ana María, “Southern Surrealisms: Buenos Aires, 1935–1955” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Leppard, Thomas, “The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic-Age Lesser Antilles” (Brown, J. Cherry)

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

Letvin, Alexandra, “Painting Demons in the Seventeenth-Century Iberian World” (Johns Hopkins, F. Pereda)

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

Maroja, Camila, “Framing Latin American Art: Contemporary Institutions and the Configuration of Cultural Identity” (Duke, K. Stiles, E. Gabara)

Morawski, Erica, “Designing Destinations: Hotel Architecture, Urbanism, and American Tourism in Puerto Rico and Cuba” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

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

Potter, Berit, “Grace L. McCann Morley: ‘The Unique Authority on Latin American Art’; The Exhibition and Exchange of Modern Art within the Americas: 1935–1955” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow, E. Sullivan)

Raabe, Vanessa, “Dissident Desires: Mapping Queer Ethos in Chilean Visual Art, 1975–1990” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Rarey, Matthew F., “Print Culture, Slavery, and the Performance of Power: Salvador da Bahia in Revolt, 1760–1840” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Reinoza, Tatiana, “Latino Print Cultures in the US, 1970–2008” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Rivera, Alfredo, “Revolutionizing Modernities: Visualizing Utopia in 1960s Havana, Cuba” (Duke University, R. Powell, E. Gabara)

Rivera, Katja, “Visualizing Translation: Felipe Ehrenberg, 1964–2012” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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

Rodriguez, Mari, “The São Paulo Neo-Avant-Garde: Art, Collaboration, and Print Media (1970–1985)” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

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

Rosenblum, Beth, “From ‘Special Period’ Aesthetics to Global Relevance in Cuban Art: Tania Bruguera, Carlos Garaicoa, and Los Carpinteros” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Ryu, Sara, “Calendar, Column, Crucifix: Episodes of Appropriation and Material Reuse in the Early Modern Transatlantic” (Yale, C. Wood)

Salas, Alexis, “Performing the Making: Uses of Public Spheres of Collaboration by Artists in Mexico City, 1987–2003” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Simmons, Briana “The House that Coffee Built: The Atlantic Commerce, Material Culture, and Architecture of a Brazilian Plantation System” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Spivak, Deborah, “Painted Images of Cuzco’s Corpus Christi Festival: Social Conflict and Cultural Strategy in Viceregal Peru” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Steinhilper, Diantha, “Geographies of a World In-Between: Colonial Maps of Mesoamerica that Define Identity, Image Empire, and Negotiate Self” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

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)

Temkin, Susanna, “Une Arte Social y Revolucionario (A Social and Revolutionary Art): Marcedo Pogolotti and the International Avant-Garde” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Thompson, Allison, “Arriving at the Caribbean: Constructing Visual Representations of Transatlantic and Transcultural Experience” (Stony Brook University, B. Frank)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, “Moche Mural Painting at Pañamarca; A Study of Image Making and Experience in Ancient Peru” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Vargas-Santiago, Luis, “Bridging Zapata: Transnational Images across Mexico and the US” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Vidal, Sebastian, “The Visual Arts during the Chilean Transition: The Art Scene after ‘La Escena de Avanzada’” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Winograd, Abigail, “Reframing Latin American Identity: Curatorial Practice and Latin American Art from 1992 to the Present” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Zinsli, Beth A., “Writing with Salt Water and Sunlight: Circulation and Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Photography” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)