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

Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2005

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Aldana, Erin Denise, “Urban Interventions: 3Nós3 and the City of São Paolo, 1979–1982” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz, A. Reynolds)

Barteet, C. Cody, “Colonial Contradictions in the Casa de Montejo and Myrida: Space, Society, and Self-Representation at the Edge of Viceregal Mexico” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Breault, Emily, “The Mirrored Churches of Cuzco: A Colonial History of Reflection” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory)

Buono, Amy, “Plumed Identities and Feathered Performances: Tupi Interculture in Early-Modern Brazil and Europe” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Cordero, Karen, “The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915–1940” (Yale, M. Miller)

Cordova, James, “Mexico's Crowned Virgins: American Identity Formation and the Fabrication of Body, Gender, and Sanctity in ‘Crowned Nun’ Portraiture from New Spain” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Depalma, John-Mark, “Jesuit Architecture” (Brown, C. Zerner)

Desvernine Reed, Sara, “Havana: A Study in Interiors, Identities and Ideologies” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo and Modern Mexican Religious Culture, 1940–1947” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Elphick, Nenita Ponce De Leon, “Facing Power: Peruvian Portraits from the Conquest to Independence” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Engel, Emily, “Facing Boundaries: Representation of Colonial Identity in the Limeño and Porteño Rococo” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Fidelis, Gaudencio, “The Reception and Legibility of Contemporary Brazilian Art in the United States (1990–2005)” (SUNY Binghamton, A. D'souza)

Gonzalez, Cristina, “Landscapes of Conversion: Franciscan Politics and Sacred Objects in Late Colonial Mexico” (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Hernandez, Orlando, “Angels in the Americas: Paintings of Apocryphal Angels in Spain and the American Viceroyalties” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Hogue, Marianne, “La Malinche as an Icon of Mestizaje and National Identity in the Murals of Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

James, Erica, “What Good Are Roots if You Can't Take Them with You? Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary” (Duke, R. Powell)

Juncker, Kris, “Honey at the Crossroads: Women and Afro-Cuban Ritual Arts, 1899–1969” (Columbia, N. Kampen, Z. Strother)

Lepage, Andrea, “The Arts of the Franciscan Colegio de San Andrys in Quito: A Process of Cultural (Re)formation” (Brown, C.W. Zerner)

Malagon, Maria Margarita, “Art as Indexical Presence in Times of Violence: The Work of Three Colombian Artists—Beatriz Gonzalez, Oscar Munoz, and Doris Salcedo—in the 1990s” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz, A. Reynolds)

Montgomery, Harper, “New Venues, New Audiences: Avant-Garde Exhibitions in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and São Paolo during the 1920s” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Morasch Taylor, Sarah, “Artistic Collaboration in Colonial Oaxaca: The Presence of Prehispanic and Peninsular Traditions at the Dominican Monastery of Cuilapan” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Nelson, Adele, “The São Paolo Biennial and Latin American Artistic Exchange, 1951–1969” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Noel, Samantha, “Carnival Is Woman! Gender, Performativity and Power in the Trinidad Carnival” (Duke, R. Powell)

O'Rourke, Kathryn E., “Architecture and Nationalism in Revolutionary Mexico” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Ospina, Dana, “Writ Large: Instances of Kinetic Public Art in Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela, 1965–1975” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Pozzi-Harris, Ana Jorgelina, “Peronism and Abstract Art in Argentina, 1943–1945” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Quiles, Daniel, “Toward a Counterpublic Sphere: Argentine Conceptual Art, 1966–1976” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Reyes, Ana Maria, “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz González 1962–1978” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Rodriguez, Victor M., “Mimicry in Latin American Art and the Rhetoric of Modernist Art History” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Small, Irene, “Hylio Oiticica and the Morphology of Things” (Yale, K. Jones, D. Joselit)

Solari, Amara, “Ritualizing the Maya Landscape: The Transformation of Religious Ideologies in Pre- and Post-Contact Izamal, Yucatan” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Stanfield-Mazzi, Maya, “The Replication of Ritual in Colonial Peru: The Virgin of Pomata and Christ of the Earthquakes” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Stromberg, Elena, “Conceptual Encounters: Art and Information, Brazil (1968–1978)” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Tarver, Gina Maria, “The Emergence of Conceptualism in Colombia (1970–1981)” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Watson, Elizabeth, “Debating Montevideo: The Views of Julio Vilamajó and Joaquin Torres García, 1930–1949” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Winn, Paula, “Ecuador Effigy Mortars: Ritual and Tradition in Ancient Andean Sculpture” (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)