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

Performance Art/Performance Studies/Public Practice
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Adams, Samuel, “Politics and Aesthetics of the Theater Stage in Cold War Germany, 1951–1979” (USC, M. Luke)

Aldridge, Kelly Rae, “Crumbs from the Revolutionary Table” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Andersen, Tawny, “Performativity as Critical Praxis” (McGill, A. Jones)

Damman, Catherine, “Unreliable Narrators: Laurie Anderson, Julia Heyward, and Jill Kroesen Perform the 1970s” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Dees, Janet, “The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Performance Art as Art History” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Eppley, Charles, “Un-Fixed Media: Site Specificity and Materiality in the Work of Max Neuhaus” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Farzin, Media, “Theater, Artifice, and Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance” (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Funk, Tiffany, “Zen and the Art of Software Performance: John Cage and Lejaren Hiller’s HPSCHD (1967–9) and Its Legacy in Art and Technology” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Gleisser, Faye, “Guerrilla Tactics: Performance Art and the Aesthetics of Resistance in American Visual Culture, 1967–1983” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Goldstein, Jennifer, “Moving Bodies, Moving Things: Convergences of Art and Dance, 1960–1975” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Harnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Counterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Leonardo, Emily, “Interventions into the Geographic: Collective Practice and Performance in le Midi, 1962–71 (Stony Brook University, D. Mather)

Lieberman, Shannon, “Alongside, Outside, Within, Against: Feminist Art and the American Museum, 1965–2007” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

Matuszak, Joanna, “Assertions of Identity: Russian Performance Art in the Aftermath of Perestroika” (Indiana, J. Kennedy)

Musteata, Natalie, “From Radicality to Romanticism: The Institutionalization of the Artist as Curator, 1970–2010” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Olivas, Yvonne, “System Withdrawal: Lee Lozano’s General Strike” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Wolff, R. M., “Together With Time: Photographs and Interviews as Tools of the Contemporary” (Minnesota, J Blocker)

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Metabolic Archive: Henri Chopin and the Sounding of Collage in Postwar Paris” (Yale, C. Buckley)

Young, Gillian, “Electric Theater: Joan Jonas and the Emergence of Performance Art in the 1970s” (Columbia, B. Joseph)