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

South America
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Abramovich, Lucia, “Precious Materiality in Colonial Andean Art: Gold, Silver, and Jewels in Paintings of the Virgin” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

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

Bassi Cendra, Giovanna M., “Tectonics of Development: Mineral Extraction and the Architecture of the University-City in South America, 1945-1975.” (Rice University, F. López-Durán)

Behar, Ionit, “Intimate Space and the Public Sphere: Margarita Paksa in Argentina’s Military Dictatorship” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963-1984)” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Detchon, Julia, “Working Around: Lea Lublin, Marie Orensanz, Mirtha Dermisache, and Margarita Paksa, 1968–1983” (University of Texas, G. Flaherty)

Donato, Elizabeth, “A Series of Acts that Disappear: The Valparaíso School's Ephemeral Architectures, 1952-1982” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Fitch, Nicholas, “'Non hanno capito niente': Figuration and Narrative in the Post-1968 Work of Clorindo Testa” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Gillaspie, Caroline, “‘Delicious Libations’: Representing the Nineteenth-Century Brazil-U.S. Coffee Trade” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Gómez, Ximena, “Nuestra Señora: Confraternal Art and Identity in Early Colonial Lima” (University of Michigan, M. Holmes)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1880-1930” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Lapin Dardashti, Abigail, “The Production of Modern Afro-Brazilian Art: African Decolonization, U.S. Black Power, and Transnational Religious Networks, 1966-88” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Larsen, Christian, “Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Pardo, Paulina, “New Media Art Strategies and Female Identity in the Artistic Practice of Letícia Parente (Brazil, 1930-1991)” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Josten)

de Laforcade, Sonia,”Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, Irene Small)

Sánchez Gómez, Antonio, “An Exotic Object and Its Places: The Thor Washing Machine in Barranquilla and Bogotá, 1906-1920” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Schilaro Santa Rosa, Tatiane, “The Undoing of Celebrations: Art and the Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil” (University of California, Santa Cruz, J. González)

Schwaller, William, “A Transnational Arte de Sistemas: The Centro de Arte y Comunicación in Argentina and Abroad, 1968-1983” (Temple University, M. Alvarez)

Sneed, Gillian, “Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Women's Performance-for-Camera, 1974-1982” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Steverlynck, María-Laura, “The School of the South Experiment: The Pedagogy and Legacy of a New World Modernism” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Stewart, Danielle, “Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo, 1930-1955” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Vázquez de Arthur, Andrea, ”Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects? On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Vessels” (Columbia University, E. Pasztory)

Witkowski, Jacqueline, “Disappearing Threads: Art, Text, and Textile during Dictatorship in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)