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, 2012

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Albu, Cristina, “Mirror Affect: Interpersonal Spectatorship in Installation Art since the 1960s” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Bailey, Robert, “Art and Language and the Politics of Art Worlds, 1969–1977” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Breslin, David, “I Want to Go to the Future Please: Jenny Holzer and the End of a Century” (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

Choi, Yookyoung, “Globalization and the Formation of Asian American Identity in the Art Works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Yong Soon Min, and Nikki S. Lee” (Maryland, College Park, J. Shannon)

Cohen, Brianne, “Contested Collectivities: Europe Reimagined by Contemporary Artists” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Eckhardt, Sarah Louise, “Hedda Stern and the Abstract Expressionist Context” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Ehya, Shahrzad, “Facing Up to Shirin Neshat’s Women of Allah” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Ferrell, Elizabeth, “The Lack of Interest in Maria Eichhorn’s Work” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Geppert, Melissa, “Favela Effects: Brazilian Art at the Intersections of Community Development and Global Markets” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Gluibizzi, Amanda, “‘The Entire Visual World’: Art, Design, and 1960s New York” (Ohio State, A. Vinegar)

Hollenberg, Sarah, “Art on Television: 1967–1976” (USC, R. Meyer)

Jeanjean, Stéphanie, “Spectatorship and the Screen as Interface: French Art Using Television and the Projected Image from the late 1960s to the Present Day” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Lee, Jung Joon, “Framing the Nation: Nation Building, Resistance, and Democratization in Korean Photography, 1945–2008” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Lin, Jenny, “Above Sea: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Ruins of Shanghai’s New Heaven on Earth” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Lockard, Brittany, “Size Matters: Imagery of the Fat Female Body in the Art of Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, Joel-Peter Witkin, Laurie Toby Edison, Leonard Nimoy, and Laura Aguilar” (Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Mednicov, Melissa, “I Only Have Eyes for You: Three Case Studies in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Fandom, and Pop Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Newman, Emily Louesa, “Weighing the Body: Female Body Image in Contemporary Art” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Oen, Karin, “Admonition and the Academy: Installation, Video, and Performance Art in Reform Era China” (MIT, C. Jones)

Powell, Amy L., “Time after Modernism: Postcoloniality and Relational Time-Based Practices in Contemporary Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Richter, Till, “The Evaluation of Contemporary Art with Art Historical and Market Criteria: The 3C Model” (UT Austin, R. Shiff, S. Magee)

Voorhies, James, “Falling from the Grip of Grace: The Exhibition as a Critical Form in Art since 1968” (Ohio State, A.Vinegar)

Yamamura, Midori, “Yayoi Kusama: Biography and Cultural Confrontation, 1945–1969” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Yoshitake, Mika, “Lee Ufan and the Art of Mono-ha in Postwar Japan (1968–1972)” (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)