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, 2019

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

Brown, Elizabeth, "Theaster Gates and The Rebuild Foundation: An Artist’s Collaborative, Socially Engaged Practice” (Duke University, K. Stiles)

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

Cesiro, Lauren, “The Body is a Battleground: Intimate Communities in the Photographs of Robert Mapplethopre, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Cooney, Lynne, “The Transparent Glass Cabinet: Exhibiting African Art at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg” (Boston University, C. Becker)

Duncan, Alexandra, “Disability Arts and IDD/Psychiatrized Artists in Canada (University of Alberta, N. Loveless)

Fitzmaurice, Melissa, “Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome” (Binghamton University, J. Walker)

Gilad, Iris, “MissRepresentation: Cartographic Subversions in Contemporary Israeli, Palestinian, and Middle-Eastern Art” (Duke University, K.Stiles)

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

Jon, Ihnmi, “When Willful Institutionalization Becomes Form: Artworld Globalization, Cai Guo-Qiang, and an Aesthetics of Contingency” (Binghamton University, P. Smart)

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)

Lo, Siwin, “Derivations: Appropriating Abstraction before and after Pictures; 1965-2015 “(CUNY-Graduate Center, D. Joselit)

Marshall, Piper, "Ericka Beckman: Dreamwork and The Emergence of Pictures" (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Park, Joonsoo (Jason), "Reconsidering the Environmental Art from 1965 to 1982: Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, and Alan Sonfist" (Binghamton University, K. Hatch)

Postlewait, Mariah, “Richard Avedon’s In the American West Revisited” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Rivero-Ramos, Javier, “Poetics of Dissemination in Latin America: from Experimental Poetry to Postal Art (1960-1980)” (Princeton, I. Small)

Schwartz, Wiley, “Experimental Pedagogies: Art and Politics of the Scandinavian Neo-Avant-Garde (1961-1972)” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

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)

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