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

Contemporary Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2005

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Adan, Elizabeth, “Matter, Presence, Image: The Work of Ritual in Contemporary Feminist Art” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Solomon-Godeau)

Barkun, Deborah, “Arts, AIDS, and Collective Identity: Configuring General Idea's Collective Body, 1969–2000” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Budzinski, Scott, “Narcissistic Moments in German Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Caesar, Catherine, “Towards a History of Feminist Conceptual Art: The Work of Martha Rosler, Eleanor Antin, and Adrian Piper, 1968–1977” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Evans, Carlton, “Sight/Nonsite: Robert Smithson's Dialectics of Vision” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Against the Archive: Toward Indeterminacy and the Internationalization of Contemporary Art” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Fitzpatrick, Andrea, “Approaching the Dying and the Dead: An Analysis of Contemporary Lens-Based Artworks and the Potential for Ethical Intersubjectivity” (McGill, C. Ross)

Jarosi, Susan, “Art and Trauma since 1950, A Holographic Model” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Lavigne, Julie, “L'art fyministe et la traversye de la pornographie: Érotisme et intersubjectivity chez Carolee Schneemann, Pipilotti Rist, Annie Sprinkle et Marlene Dumas” (McGill, C. Ross)

Mondloch, Kate, “Thinking through the Screen: Media Installation, Its Spectator and the Screen” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Murray, Derek, “Canon as Constellation: Identity and Canon Formation in American Art Historical Discourses” (Cornell, S. Hassan)

Scarborough, Ketti, “Modern Primitive Body Art: The Cutting Edge of Queer Performance” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

Smith, Cherise, “En-Acting Others: Ethnic, Gender, and Racial Performance in Works by Eleanor Antin, Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Uradomo, Stacey, “Legacies, Family Memories, and Identity in the Work of Roger Shimomura, Tomie Arai and Lynne Yamamoto” (USC, R. Meyer, N. Troy)

Yang, Shin-Yi, “Socialism, Globalism, and Playful Sabotage: Their Representation and Purposes in the Works of Four Contemporary Chinese Artists: Xu Bing, Zhang Peili, Yang Zhenzhong, and Xu Zhen” (Cornell, J. Bernstock)

Zhou, Yan, “The Centrality of Culture in Art: The Contemporary Challenge to Chinese Artists, Particularly Wenda Gu” (Ohio State, S.Melville)