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

Contemporary Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2004

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Adams, Virginia, “Illusion and Disillusionment in the Works of Gerhard Richter and Jeff Wall: Picturing (Post)Modern Life” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

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

Allan, Ken, “Conceptual Art Magazine Projects and Their Precedents” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Auyeung, Poyin, “Critical Spatial Responses to Urban Redevelopment in Beijing and Shanghai: Art in Public Spaces, 1978–1998” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Blais, Catherine, “‘Installing’ the Museum: When Artist/Curators Re-Create the Museum and Its Discourses” (Boston, C. Jones)

Bouman, Margot, “Fata Morgana: Matrices of Video and Site” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Dumett, Mari, “Corporate Imaginations: The Fluxus Collective in the Age of Multi-National Capitalism” (Boston, C. Jones)

Evans, Kim, “The Geography of Feminist Art Criticism: A Genealogical History of Feminist Discourses On Art, 1971–1981” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Feibelman, Beck, “Real Life after ‘the Death of the Author’: Celebrity and Identity in the Media” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Fredrickson, Laurel, “The Liberatory Art and Politics of Jean-Jacques Lebel and Kate Millett” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Glahn, Philip, “Estrangement and Politicization: Bertolt Brecht and Postwar American Art” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Hage, Emily, “New York and European Dada Art Journals, 1916–1926: International Venues of Exchange” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Hamilton, Jaimey, “Strategies of Excess: The Postwar Assemblage of Alberto Burri, Robert Rauschenberg, and Arman” (Boston, C. Jones)

Henson, Dennis, “Beyond Warhol’s 15 Minutes: Pop Art, Pop Music, ‘The Media’ and Fame” (Missouri, J. Klein)

Holmes, Kristy, “The Gendered Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1964–1976” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup, S. Lord)

Hosein, Lise, “The Weight of Being Human: Animals as Surrogate Bodies in Contemporary Art” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Houser, Craig, “Recontextualizing Robert Gober” (CUNY, A. Chave)

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

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, “Tracing Genealogies: The Question of Inheritance in Early and Contemporary American Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Koh, Dong-Yeon, “Larry Rivers and Frank O’Hara: Reframing Male Subjectivity” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Leclre, Mary, “Siting Art Criticism 1965–1975” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Lee, Andrea, “Visioning the Sacred: Expressions of Spirituality By Contemporary Women Artists” (Missouri, Kansas City, M. Southwell-Wahlman)

Léger, Marc, “Visuality, Subjectivity and Social Space in Critical Public Art” (Rochester, J. Saab)

Levine, Cary, “Pay For Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Paul McCarthy” (CUNY, R. Golan)

McElreavy, Timothy S., “Object Relations: Repeating and Working Through Minimalism and Postminimalism in the 1980s and 1990s” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Milkova, Liliana, “The Photographic Other: Soviet Underground Art From the 1970s–1980s” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Palmer, Kate, “Archive/Atlas/Album: The Photographic Records of Christian Boltanski, Dinh Q. Lê, and Gerhard Richter” (Boston, C. Jones) {Diss}

Pugh, Emily, “The Berlin Wall and the Urban Space and Experience of East and West Berlin, 1961–1989” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Qin, Zhao-Kai, “Transnational Modernities: Artistic Interactions Between China and the West 1979–1999” (Cornell, L. Meixner)

Rath, Amanda, “Mutable Signs: De/Con/Struction in Indonesian Experimental Art” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Richardson, Margaret, “Re-Constructing Tradition and Modernity: The Theories and Art Projects of K. G. Subramanyan” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Robertson, Kirsty, “This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Visual Culture and Protest in Canada, 1988–2003” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Robinson, Jen, “Reading Between the Lines: The Art and Language Movement” (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Rogers, Sarah, “Art as History in Postwar Lebanon” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Romaine, James, “The Art of Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: 25 Years of Art, Education, and Community” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Rosenberg, Lela C., “The Virgin and the Murderess: Reflecting On the Sensation Sensation” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Ruiz-Gómez, Natasha, “Morceaux d’Amphithéâtre: Science and the Fragment in Rodin’s Sculpture” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Steck, Stuart, “Veiling the Subject: Ellsworth Kelly and the Discourses of Modernism” (Boston, C. Jones)

Theodore, Molleen, “Walter De Maria’s Work: Patronage, Reception and Aura” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Tinti, Mary, “Dimensions of Flight: A Study of Contemporary Sculpture in Airports of the United States and Canada” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Tseng, Li-Lin, “Melodrama as Modernity in Early Chinese Cinema: A Case Study in the Works of Zheng Zhengqiu and His Shanghai Contemporaries, 1922–1937” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Wang, Meiqin, “Transformation and Construction: Exhibiting Chinese Contemporary National Art in 2003” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Warnock, Molly, “Painting Blind: Simon Hantai’s Technique-Based Paintings” (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty)

Wolfskill, Phoebe, “Constituting the Elusive City: Documentation and Fantasy in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and Reginald Marsh” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)