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, 2005

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Abbamontian, Ramela, “Armenian-American Artists: Forging a Diasporic Identity in Los Angeles (1991–2005)” (UCLA, A. Boime)

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

Archias, S. Elise, “The Body as a Material: the Early Performance Works of Carolee Schneemann, Yvonne Rainer, and Vito Acconci” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

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

Beauchamp-Byrd, Mora, “Hogarth's Progress: ‘Modern Moral Subjects’ in the Work of David Hockney, Lubaina Himid and Paula Rego” (Duke, R. Powell)

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

Buigues, Ana, “Igor Stromajer: e-motional net.scapes” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Burgess, Lana A., “Advancing American Art: Survival of an Idea” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Campbell, Shane C., “John Baldessari” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Carbonell-Coll, Gisela M., “A Spaniard in New York: Salvador Dali and American Popular Culture, 1940–1948” (UIUC, J. Mendelson)

Copeland, Huey, “Bound to Appear: Site, Subjection, and the Disfiguration of Slavery in Multicultural America” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Elfline, Ross, “Echo Chambers and Dream Houses: Mediated Architecture in the 1960s and 1970s” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

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

Farrell, Jennifer, “Buren before Buren: The Early Works of Daniel Buren” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Fortin, Sylvie, “Remaking Sixties Utopia: On the Chronotopy of Contemporary Moving-Image Installations and Global Exhibitions” (Duke, K. Stiles)

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)

Held, Robin, “Lynn Hershman is not Roberta Breitmore; Roberta Breitmore is not Lynn Hershman: A Catalogue Raisonny” (University of Washington, P. Failing)

Heuer, Elizabeth, “Going Postal: Surrealism and the Discourses of Mail Art” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Holmes, Kristy, “The Gendered Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1964–1976” (Queen's University, 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)

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)

Leger, 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)

Maltz-Leca, Leora, “Landscape in a Postcolony: Re-Imagining Space, Place and Home in Democratic South Africa” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, S. Preston-Blier)

Mangawang, Mya, “Sophie Calle: Her(e) but Not Her(e)” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

McClure, Michael, “Medium's Collapse: Andy Warhol, Robert Gober, Matthew Barney and the Contemporary Object of Art” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Murray, Soraya, “New Media Anxiety: Art History and the Problem of Modern Technology” (Cornell, S. Hassan)

Nettleton, Taro, “Throw out the Books, Get out in the Streets: Subjectivity and Space in Underground Art in Japan in the 1960s” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Phillips, Natalie E., “The Pop Apocalypse: Keith Haring's and Kenny Scharf's Remaking of Religion in Contemporary Art” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Proctor, Jacob, “Collage and Found Footage in Postwar Experimental Film: Bruce Conner, Stan Vanderbeek, Ken Jacobs, Robert Breer” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Rapp, Karen M., “Not the Romantic West: Site-Specific Art, Globalization, and Contemporary Landscapes” (Stanford, P. Lee)

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

Richter, Till, “Contemporary Art: Art Historical and Market Criteria” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

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

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

Rojas–Sotelo, Miguel L., “Cultural Networks and Flow in Contemporary Art: Hubs, Links, and Vectors from South and East of Empire” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

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

Rosenbaum, Sarah, “In the Public Domain: Public Art, Advanced Capitalism, and the Contemporary City” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

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

Seppi, Lisa, “Metaphysics and Materiality: Landscape Painting and the Art of Kay Walkingstick” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Shea, Tusa, “Countering Representation: Anarchy and Assemblage on the West Coast, 1950s–1970s” (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

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

Taub, Emily, “On Site-Specificity: A Genealogy” (Emory, J. Rohrer)

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

Thompson, Jeffrey, “Photography and the Post-Medium Tradition: 1966–1970” (Emory, J. Meyer)

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

Vigneault, Marissa, “The Formation of Memory, Trauma and Desire in the Art and Writing of Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

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

Warnock, Molly, “Painting Blind: The Work of Simon Hantaï” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Weintraub, Max, “Bruce Nauman and the Crisis of Subjectivity” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Williams, Gregory, “Irony and Obfuscation: The Unstable Production of Meaning in the Work of West German Artists from 1977 to the Present” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Wilson, Paul, “The Global Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Nation and Longing in Contemporary Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Woo, Fung-Ah, “Longing for Nothing: On Kawara and Yoko Ono” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Woods, Nicole L., “The Roving Affect: Art in the Age of Flux/Fusion” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Yakimoski, Nancy, “Contemporary Canadian Tableau Photography and Surveillance as a Spectatorship Position” (University of Victoria, A. Antliff)

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

Yates Atkins, Gillian, “Installation Art in Canadian Public Spaces” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)