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, 2018

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

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

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

Boone, Jobyl, “Christo and Jean-Claude in the United States, 1964-2005” (University of Delaware, J. Horton)

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

Decemvirale, JV, “Knowing Your Place and Making Do: Radical Art Activism in Black and Latino Los Angeles, 1968 to Present” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Dethloff, Maggie, “Material Remains: Photography, Death, and Transformation” (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

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

Etz, Karly, “Skin Inscriptions: The Tattoo Medium in Contemporary Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Greenwalt, Karen, “Beyond the Nation: Rasheed Araeen, Bani Abidi, Hamra Abbas and an Aesthetics of Resistance” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

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

Kwon, Vicki Sung-yeon, “Connection in Friction: Participatory Art by Contemporary East Asian Artists in the Contact Zone” (University of Alberta, M. Boone and N. Loveless)

Leeton, Brooke, “Meaning and/in Digital Media: Ryan Trecartin's Priority Innfield” (University of Georgia, I. Wallace)

Liu, Yang, “Transforming Landscape: Shifting Perceptions of the Human-Nature Relationship in the Evolution of Chinese Art since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Lynch, Ashleigh, “Fantasy Exchanges: Global Circulation of Modern Masculine Tropes in Congolese Art, 1974-2014” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Ogbechie)

Marshall, Piper, “Ericka Beckman: Dreamwork and The Emergence of Pictures” (Columbia Univerisity, B. Joseph)

Parker, Wendy A. “Bringing It All Home: Martha Rosler on Person, Place, and Thing” (University of Iowa, C. Adcock)

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

Pollack, Rebecca, “Contextualizing British Holocaust Memorials and Museums: Form, Content and Politics” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

Reeves, Christopher, "Playing Music Badly in Public: The Limits of the Non-Musician" (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Rousseva, Nicoletta, “Bad Comrades: Art and Answerability After Socialism” (University of Illinois at Chicago, B. Stimson)

Sánchez Bataller, Daniel, “The Promise and the Loss of Socialism in Chile and Spain: The Critical Realism of Patricio Guzmán and Santiago Sierra” (University of Illinois at Chicago, B. Stimson)

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

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, Doherty)

Uhm, Eunice, “The Subversive Possibilities of Diaspora” (The Ohio State University, N. Kunimoto)

Vickery, Jo, “Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten” (Princeton, H. Foster)