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

Twenty-First-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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

Alexander, Lily, “Telecommunications Art Histories: Early Experiments with Presence, Telepresence, and other Forms of Embodied Exchange” (UC Santa Cruz, J. González)

Algee, Hannah, “The Comparative Model: Recanonizing the Abject ‘Body’ in/of Contemporary Feminist Art” (Temple, G. Silk; A. Nelson)

Almeida, Laura Freitas, “Resisting Memory: Anti-Imperialist Tactics of Forgetting in Contemporary Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Apostol, Corina Lucia, “Dissident Education: Socially Engaged Art from Eastern Europe (1980–Present)” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Aronowicz, Miriam, “The Triangle Arts Trust: Contemporary Art and Transnational Production” (Toronto, E. Harney)

Autry, La Tanya, “The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America” (Delaware, C. Holloway)

Bacal, Edward, “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimalist Art” (Toronto, J. Ricco)

Bago, Ivana, “Post-Yugoslav Artistic Practices at the Unidentified Grave of the Yugoslav Project” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Berson, Amber, “A Case for Utopian Dreaming: Feminism within Canadian Artist-Run Centres” (Queen’s, S. Lord; C. Taunton)

Bobier, Kimberly “Representing and Refracting the Civil Rights Movement in Late Twentieth-Century Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, J. Bowles)

Boone, Jobyl, “Christo and Jean-Claude in the United States, 1964–2005” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Brockman, Kristin, “Terminal Cinema: Artists and Engineers at Bell Labs, 1965–1972” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Bullock, River, “Listening to Contemporary Art: Vocality as a Technology of Relation” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Canac, Sandrine, “From Measured Volume to Indefinite Expansion: The Early Work of Robert Barry (1963–1975)” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Capper, Emily Ruth, “Allan Kaprow’s Formalism: Pedagogy, Dialectics, and Intermediality in the Postwar University” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Cappetta, Andrew, “Pop/Art: The Birth of Underground Music and the British Art School, 1960–1980” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Castro, Heather, “Screening the Apocalypse: Zombies, Visual Art, and the Grotesque in the Aftermath of Social Trauma” (Temple, G. Silk)

Choi, Jung E., “Impossible Geography: Alternative Spatiality in Ubiquitous Computational Environments” (Duke, M. Hansen)

Choi, Sooran, “The South Korean Avant-garde, 1967–1992: Subterfuge as Radical Agency” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Chubb, Emma, “Tangier Trash and Rif Awbache: Art, Cinema, and the Geography of Moroccan National Identity” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Cooney, Lynne, “The Transparent Glass Cabinet: The Politics of Display in Exhibitions in Johannesburg after Apartheid” (Boston, C. Becker)

Curtis, Susan, “Moving Metal, Emotional Kinesthetics: The Sculpture of Sokari Douglas Camp” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

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

Defossez, Julie, “Life Support: Labor, Gender, and Care in Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s Maintenance Art” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Devine, Katherine de Vos, “Transformation: Appropriation Art, Intellectual Property, and Fair Use since the 1990s” (Duke, K. Stiles; H. Van Miegroet)

Domene-Danés, Maria, “Reshaping the Archive: Art Practices Around the Lebanese Civil Wars” (Indiana, M. Facos)

Dubreuil, Martine, “Identification de tensions au sein de la collection du Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal et observation de leur gestion, en particulier” (Université de Montréal, E. Dubuc)

Duffy, Owen, “Art and Dematerialization, 1966–79” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Edwards, Randall, “Beyond Land Art: Site, Body, and Self in the Work of Dennis Oppenheim, 1967–75” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Fiset, Daniel, “Photographie d’art contemporain et culture visuelle: Vers de nouvelles fonctions de l’image” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Flores, Jez, “Camp as a Weapon: Chicano Identity and Asco’s Aesthetics of Resistance” (UC Berkeley, J. Bryan-Wilson)

French, Elysia, “A Crude Case: The Landscape of Environmentalism in Canadian Visual Culture” (Queen’s, L. Jessup; S. E. K. Smith)

Fuentes, Elvis, “Bowling for Moscow: Cuban Art and Soviet Visual Culture, 1959–1991” (Rutgers, T. Flores; J. Sharp)

Gerspacher, Arnaud, “Posthumanist Animals in Art: France and Belgium, 1972–87” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

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

Grayson, Saisha, “Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, 1963–1980” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Greenwalt, Karen, “Beyond the Nation: Rasheed Araeen, Bani Abidi, Hamra Abbas, and the Art of Migration” (UIC, C. Becker)

Gullette, Russell “Reconstructing Modernism: The Cultural Politics of French Abstraction” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Guo, Xinran, “Afterimages of Socialism: Contemporary Chinese Art, 2000–2008” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Hamelin, Candice, “Behind Immaterial and Material Divides: East German Photography, 1949–1989” (Michigan, M. Biro; G. Eley)

Harbin, Virginia Allison, “Visual Excess in Contemporary Art from the South Asian Diaspora” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Hiro, Rika, “Explosion, Mutation, and Evaporation: Art and the Aftereffects of the Atomic Bomb in Postwar Japan” (USC, M. Mizuta Lippit; S. Lee)

Hollenbach, Julie, “A Cultural Analysis of Common Creativity: A Phenomenological Critical Race Assessment of Professional and Amateur Contemporary Crafting” (Queen’s, J. Helland; S. Alfoldy)

Huang, Karen, “Artists’ Reenactments: The Vietnam War, the War on Terror, and the Performance of American Activism” (USC, K. Flint)

Hunt, Steve, “The Infinite Inside: Anthony Caro’s Writing Pieces” (Ohio State, L. Florman)

Hurd, Jessica, “A Material World: Confluences between ‘Contemporary’ Urban Dogon Art and Rural Dogon Creative Practices in Mali” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Jang, Sunhee, “Contemporary Art and the Search for History: The Emergence of the Artist–Historian” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Jordan, Cara, “Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Lancaster, Lex, “Dragging Away: The Queer Work of Abstraction in Contemporary Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Landres, Sophie, “Body, Law, Instrument: Charlotte Moorman’s Early Performances with Nam June Paik” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Lee, Joo Yun, “Sensuous Communities: Materialized Spectatorship in Ryoji Ikeda’s Intermedia Installation and Performance” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Lortie, Marie, “Afrique en Créations: Transnational Patronage in the Francophonie” (Toronto, E. Harney)

Lyons, Samantha, “Synaesthetic Dress: Episodes of Sensational Objects in Performance Art, 1955–1975” (Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Martynyuk, Olena, “Postmodern Perestroika: Ukrainian Artistic Networks of the 1980s–1990s” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

McCollum, Christina, “Exhibitions of Outsider Art since 1947” (CUNY, R. Golan)

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

Nelson, Rachel, “On Perpetual Conflict: Art from Gaza to Ferguson” (UC Santa Cruz, J. González)

Nouril, Ksenia, “The Operative Object: Investigating the Historical Turn in Post-Soviet Art” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

Park, Eunyoung, “Situating Contemporary Korean Art under Globalization” (Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Parrish, Sarah, “Embellishing Modernism: Abstraction and Decoration in 1970s American Art” (Boston, G. Williams)

Perucic, Nadia, “From Fiction to Fact: The Need to Document in Post-Yugoslav Visual Art from 1991 to the Present” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Poirier, Josiane, “Représentations et espaces de représentation de la ville contemporaine: les mises en lumière de l’espace public et l’imaginaire géographique” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Prater, Erika, “Through the Woods: Fairy Tales, Documenta, and Kassel’s Cultural Export” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Roberge Van Der Donckt, Julia, “Le musée et la cité: (re)configuration de l’espace de la controverse” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Rochester, Katherine, “Animating Ornament: From Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Films toward a Theory of the Decorative in Animation” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel; K. Beckman)

Rodrigues de Barros, Diogo, “Histoire(s) mise(s) en espace: le passé et ses traces entre réalité et fiction” (Université de Montréal, C. Bernier)

Roesch, Nathanael, “On Sport, Representation, and Contemporary Art” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Roje, Natasha, “After Abstract Expressionism: Revisiting the ‘Death of Painting’ Problematic” (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Roy, Andréanne, “La perception du marché de l’art par les acteurs institutionnels de l’art au Québec: nouvelles attitudes, nouveau rapprochement” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Salinger, Victoria, “Translating Mathematics: The Art of Hanne Darboven” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

San Martín, Florencia, “The Art of Alfredo Jaar within the Latin American Framework” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Sauzade, Alena, “Witnesses to Terror: Nationhood and Trauma in Memorials to Victims of Terrorism” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Schoenberger, Janna, “Ludic Conceptualism: Art and Play in the Netherlands from 1959 to 1975” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Scott, Hallie, “Doing=Teaching: Interdisciplinary Pedagogy in California, 1966–1974”
(CUNY, C. Bishop)

Shapiro, Abigail, “Ree Morton and Feminist Installation Art, 1968–1977” (McGill, A. Jones)

Shirazi, Somayeh Noori, “Negotiating Identities in the Artworks of Three Contemporary Iranian Women Artists” (University of Alberta, L. McTavish)

Shultz, Oliver, “Paul Thek’s Untimely Bodies, 1963–1988” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Sichel, Jennifer, “Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, Gregory Battcock” (Chicago, D. English and M. Jackson)

Silverman, Emma R., “From Eyesore to Icon: Outsider Art, Racial Politics, and the Watts Towers” (UC Berkeley, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Smith, Laura Lake, “Imaging the In-between: The Serial Art of Richard Tuttle” (Georgia, I. Wallace)

Smucker, David, “Street Views: Automotive Vision and Post War American Photobooks” (Stony Brook University, B. Belisle)

St Jean, Mathieu, “L’effet de la présence: conscience corporelle dans l’art contemporain,” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Stout, Erin, “You, Me, We: The Techno-social Work of Tony Martin, 1960–70” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Sykes, Rory, “‘We Are All Fedayeen’: Palestinian National Identity and the Image Archive, 1967–1982” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Tabatabaei, Samine, “Chronopolitics of Contemporaneity in Iranian Art” (McGill, W. Straw)

Tankha, Akshaya, “The Aesthetics of Indigeneity: Visual Culture in Contemporary Nagaland, Northeast India” (Toronto, K. Jain)

Tauschinger-Dempsey, Michael, “Suspensions: Violent Infrastructures in the Global Economy of Fear, A Socio-Visual, and Cross-Media Study” (Duke, B. Seaman)

Triandos, Theodoros, “A Social History of Postmodern Art and Its Criticism” (Delaware, A. Gibson; C. Holloway)

Vetter, Michael, “Robert Irwin and the End of Objects” (Maryland, College Park, J. Shannon)

Voss, Annemarie, “Incremental Remedies: Contemporary Women Artists and Ecology, 1980–2000” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Walsh, Taylor, “Medium at the Margins: Bruce Nauman, 1965–1975 (Harvard, C. Lambert-Beatty; B. Buchloh)

Wei, Chu-Chiun, “Globalism and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Art, 1978–2009” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

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

Yoo, Ahyoung, “To Be Two Places At Once: Technology, Globalization, and Contemporary Korean Art” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)