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

Twenty-first Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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

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

Bacal, Edward, “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimal Art” (Toronto, J. Ricco)

Bago, Ivana, “Post-Yugoslav Generation: Art, History, and Theory at the Unidentified Grave of Yugoslavia” (Duke, K. Stiles)

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)

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

Collingwood, Jadine, “‘A Tragic Suburban Mentality’: Liam Gillick, Matthew Barney, and Pierre Huyghe” (Chicago, M. Jackson)

Decemvirale, JV, “Knowing Your Place and Making Do: Popular Arts Organizing in Black and Latino Los Angeles, 1960 to Present” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

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

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

Domene-Danés, Maria, “ART-chive Production in Postwar Lebanon” (Indiana, M. Facos)

Driscoll, Megan, “Art on the Internet and the Digital Public Sphere” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Duncan, Alexandra, “Disability Art and Neurodivergent Artists: A Comparative Analysis of Arts Organizations for the Developmentally Disabled in Canada” (University of Alberta, N. Loveless)

Goldman, Sasha, “Torno Subito: Maurizio Cattelan and the Return(s) of Italy” (Boston, G. Williams)

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

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

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

Kashani, Deanna, “Beyond the Framed Image: Contemporary Iranian Art from Production to Exhibition” (UC Irvine, B. Cooks)

Lee, Anton, “Narrative Forms and Visual Sequences: The New Photography in American Practice and French Discourse, 1968–1989” (University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Liu, Yang, “The Transformation of Landscape Representation in Chinese Art after 1949” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

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

Magloughlin, Amara, “Art and the City: Walid Raad, Postwar Beirut, and the Question of Cosmopolitanism” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

Mathwig, Alexandra, “Curating the Photographic Modern: John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, 1962–1991” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

McGuire, Mary, “Theological Avant-garde: The Arts Program at the Judson Memorial Church, 1958–1968” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

North, Meredith, “Industrial Impulses and Serial Systems: Thomas Bayrle, Charlotte Posenenske, and Peter Roehr in 1960s Frankfurt am Main” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

O’Brien, Jeff, “The Right to Be Seen: Archiving Absence in Contemporary Lebanese Art” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

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

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

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

Sánchez, Marisa, “The Beckett Effect: The Work of Paul Chan, Stan Douglas, and William Kentridge” (University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Scalissi, Nicole F., “Something to See Here: Staging Violence in Contemporary Art” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

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

Sze Pek, Ying, “Documentary Expanded: The Work of Hito Steyerl, 1994–2015” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

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

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

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