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

South America
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Abramovich, Lucia, “Precious Materiality in Colonial Andean Art: Gold, Silver, and Jewels in Paintings of the Virgin” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Almeida, Laura Freitas, “Resisting Memory: Anti-Imperialist Tactics of Forgetting in Contemporary Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Behar, Ionit, “Materialization of Space: On the Art of Margarita Paksa” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Breatore, Mattthew, “Tansula do Amanal and Emilia Di Carakcauti, 1922–1930: Brazilian Art and Identity” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

de Lacaze, Michaela, “Populist Counter-Spectacles: Marta Minujin’s Art of the 1960s” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

de Laforcade, Sonia,“Áudio-Visual: The Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, I. Small)

Donato, Elizabeth, “A Series of Acts that Disappear: The Valparaíso School’s Fleeting Architectures, 1952–1982” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Gomez, Ximena, “Confraternal Art in Early Colonial Lima: Negotiating Identity through Visual Culture” (Michigan, M. Holmes)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1880–1930” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Kumagai, Takaaki, “Kitagawa Tamiji’s Art and Art Education: Translating Culture in Postrevolutionary Mexico and Modern Japan” (Kansas, M. Kaneko)

Lapin Dardashti, Abigail, “Politics, Religion, and Modernity in Transregional Afro-Brazilian Art, 1962–1988” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Larsen, Christian, “Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

McHugh, Julia K., “Dressing Andean Spaces: Textiles, Painting, and Architecture in the Colonial Imagination” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Nesselrode, Sean, “Petro-Modernism: Art, Oil, and Industry in the Venezuelan Twentieth-Century” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Rivas Pérez, Jorge, “Venezuelan Mid-Century Modern Design: Miguel Arroyo and His Circle, c.1945–1965” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Sánchez Gómez, Antonio, “An Exotic Object and Its Places: The Thor Washing Machine in Barranquilla and Bogotá, 1906–1920” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Sneed, Gillian, “Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Women’s Performance-for-Camera, 1974–1985” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Solano, Juanita, “Benjamin de la Calle and Meliton Rodriquez (History of Photography in Medellin, Colombia)” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Steverlynck, María-Laura, “The School of the South Experiment: The Pedagogy and Legacy of a New World Modernism” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Stewart, Danielle, “Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo (1930–1955)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Vazquez de Arthur, Andrea, “Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects?: On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Vessels” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Witkowski, Jacqueline, “Disappearing Threads: Textile Practices in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, 1964–1990” (University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Wohletz, Sonya, “Lilies and Ash: Art Production, Devotional Culture, and Crisis in Late Seventeenth-Century Quito” (Tulane, E. Boone)