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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2013

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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, 1910–1926” (CUNY, R. Long)

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

Birkhofer, Denise, “On and Off the Streets: Photography and Performance in Mexico City, 1974–1984” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Bush, Diana, “The Dialectical Object: John Heartfield, 1915–1933” (Columbia, A. Alberro, J. Rajchman)

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

Chaffee, Cathleen, “Decors: Marcel Broodbrothers’ Late Exhibition Practice, 1974–75” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

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

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

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

Donahue, Nathaniel, “Decorative Modernity and Avant-Garde Classicism in Renoir’s Late Work, 1892–1918” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Dubs, Jason, “Making a Scene: The Colectivo Acciones de Arte, the Chilean Neo-Avant-Garde, and the Politics of Visibility, 1975–1989” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Federman, Rachel, “Framing Los Angeles: Environments and Institutional Space, 1962–94” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Filipovic, Elena, “The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Gephart, Emily, “A Dreamer and a Painter: Visualizing the Unconscious in the Work of Arthur B. Davies, 1890–1920” (MIT, C. Jones)

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

Harren, Natilee, “Objects Without Object: The Artwork in Flux, 1958–1969” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Hendricks, Genevieve, “Collision and Collusions: Interactions in Le Corbusier’s Art and Architecture, Purism and Beyond” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Hill, Joe, “Becoming Global: Contemporary Art Worlds in the Age of the Biennials Boom” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Hokanson, Alison, “The Soul of Solem Places: The Interior Scenes of Henr De Braekeleer (1840–1888)” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Keegan, Rebecca, “Lois Mailou Jones, Diasporic Art Practice, and Africa in the Twentieth Century” (Duke, R. Powell)

Kowell, Masha, “Agit-plakat: The Destalinization of Soviet Political Posters, 1956–1966” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

Lee, Im Sue, “Away from the Mainstream: Three Alternative Spaces in New York and the Expansion of Art in the 1970s” (University of Florida, J. Tsai)

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

Levy, Matthew, “Abstract Painting and the Minimalist Critiques: Robert Mangold, David Novros, Jo Baer” (IFA/NYU, R. Storrx)

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

Lipschutz, Yael, “Noah Purifoy: Through the Fire” (USC, B. Cooks, R. Kelley)

Maizels, Michael, “Barry Le Va: The Sculptural Aftermath” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Malloy, Caroline, “Exhibiting Ireland: Irish Villages, Pavilions, Cottages, and Castles at International Exhibitions, 1853–1939” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

Mathison, Christina, “Identity, Modernity, and Hybridity: The Colonial Style of Taiwanese Painter Chen Cheng-po (1895–1947)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Maxwell, Jessica “Heterogeneous Objects: The Sculptures of Martin Puryear” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

McGavran, Sarah, “Modernist Orientalisms: Klee, Matisse, and North Africa, c. 1906–1930” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Melanson, Elizabeth, “The Patronage of Modern Art by High Society Women in France, 1871–1914” (Delaware, M. Werth)

Merfish, Beth, “Stars in Complex Constellations: Mexico City’s Taller de Grafica Popular through Inside and Outside Histories” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

O’Dea, Rory, “Science Fiction and Mystic Fact: Robert Smithson’s Ways of World Making” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Oehlrich, Kristen, “Becoming Walker Evans: Photography, Literature, and Transnational Modernism, 1926–1938” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Porter, Austin, “Paper Bullets: The Visual Culture of American World War II Print Propaganda” (Boston, P. Hills)

Rich, Alexander, “Artist or Critic: Guy Pène du Bois and the Search for Artistic Identity” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Shaw, Jill, “A Coat that Doesn’t Fit: Jean Dubuffet in Retrospect, 1944–1951” (Chicago, M. Ward)

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

Sigur, Hannah, “Neoclassicism and National Identity: Japan, the United States, and International Expositions, 1862–1915” (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)

Stuhlman, Jonathan, “Navigating a Constantly Shifting Terrain: Yves Tanguy and Surrealism” (Virginia, M. Affron)

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

Taylor, Lyrica, “Winifred Knights (1899–1947) and Early-Twentieth-Century British Modernism” (Maryland, College Park, W. Pressly)

Tesfagiorgis, Freida, “Ben Enwonwu: His Life, Images, Education, and Art in the Context of British Colonialism in Nigeria” (Chicago, R. Heller)

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

Tomlin, Patrick, “The Origins of Abstraction: Arthur Dove and American Modernism, 1910–1930” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Tumbas, Jasmina, “In the Specter of Sovereignty: Experimental Art in Hungary and Yugoslavia circa 1968–1989” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Walworth, Catherine, “Making Do for the Masses: Imperial Debris and a New Russian Constructivism” (Ohio State, M. Mudrak)

Weathers, Chelsea, “Shooting Underground: Andy Warhol’s Cinema and the Making of a Public Image, 1963–1966” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Weil, Harry, “To Live Again: The Possibilities of Re-performance in Twentieth-Century Arts” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Weiler, Derek, “Serial Aesthetics and the Concept of Technique: Mel Bochner and the 1960s” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Weiss, Francine, “Visual Verses: Edward Weston’s Photographs for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 1941–42” (Boston, P. Hills)

Wijegoonaratna, Michele Anne, “Tradition, Innovation, and the Construction of Identity in Otto Dix’s Portraits and Self-Portraits, 1912–1925” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Zhu, Yanfei, “Transtemporal and Cross-Border Alignment: The Rediscovery of Ming Yimin Ink Painting in Modern China, 1900–1949” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)