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Greice Schneider. What Happens When Nothing Happens: Boredom And Everyday Life In Contemporary Comics. Leuven: Leuven Up, 2016., David Pinho Barros 2017 Universidade do Porto / KU Leuven

Greice Schneider. What Happens When Nothing Happens: Boredom And Everyday Life In Contemporary Comics. Leuven: Leuven Up, 2016., David Pinho Barros

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Greice Schneider. What Happens When Nothing Happens: Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics. Leuven: Leuven UP, 2016.


Ian Gordon. Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ---. Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon. New Jersey: Rutgers Up, 2017., Cathy L. Ryan 2017 The Ohio State University

Ian Gordon. Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ---. Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon. New Jersey: Rutgers Up, 2017., Cathy L. Ryan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ian Gordon. Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries. Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels, Ed. Roger Saban. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Review of Ian Gordon. Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon. New Jersey: Rutgers UP, 2017.


Políticas De Lo Estético En La Ilustración De Ciencia Ficción. El Caso De “Think Blue, Count Two” De Cordwainer Smith, Silvia Gabriela Kurlat Ares 2017 Independent Scholar

Políticas De Lo Estético En La Ilustración De Ciencia Ficción. El Caso De “Think Blue, Count Two” De Cordwainer Smith, Silvia Gabriela Kurlat Ares

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Desde el período del Dadá se han ido borrando los límites entre las formas artísticas y sus soportes, entre las estéticas de uso y las estéticas formales, entre los espacios altos y bajos de producción cultural, y también, entre la percepción de centros y periferias que parecen haberse astillado y reproducido a la interioridad de espacios hasta hacer de la hegemonía misma, al decir the Beasley Murray, un concepto no sólo inestable sino casi inexistente. En el caso de la ciencia ficción, esa porosidad hace a la constitución misma de una estética que opera desde la factura del naturalismo pero ...


Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel 2017 York University

Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel

The Goose

Desert Pool {If every desert was once a sea} is a site-specific art project by Canadian artist Karen Miranda Abel completed in 2016 while artist-in-residence at Joya: arte + ecología, an arts-led research centre situated in an alpine desert within a national park in southern Spain. The elemental installation represents an envisioning of the ancient sea that occupied the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park millions of years before the current desert ecology, a time when its highest mountain peaks may have been islands.


The Narcissistic Gaze In Pipilotti Rist’S Video Work Mutaflor (1996), Yanlin Li 2017 Ursinus College

The Narcissistic Gaze In Pipilotti Rist’S Video Work Mutaflor (1996), Yanlin Li

Art and Art History Summer Fellows

The project focuses on the research of the visual culture in the context of western societies from the 1970s to the 1990s and the art criticism on video art during that time. The final product of this project is an art criticism on the video artwork Mutaflor, made by Pipilotti Rist, an internationally renowned contemporary video and installation artist.


Circulations, Resémantisations. Le Palimpseste Aporétique, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel 2017 Ecole normale supérieure. Université de recherche Paris Sciences Lettres.

Circulations, Resémantisations. Le Palimpseste Aporétique, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

Artl@s Bulletin

Pourquoi trouve-t-on si peu d’études sur les resémantisations à l’œuvre dans les circulations artistiques ? Pourquoi dispose-t-on encore moins de théorie générale pour comprendre ces resémantisations ? Ce papier, s’interrogeant sur les questions que lève une approche circulatoire de l’histoire de l’art, passe en revue les méthodes et les sources qui peuvent contribuer à y répondre. Qu’est-ce qui porte le sens d’une œuvre d’art ? Comment le sens se constitue-t-il et évolue-t-il selon les temps et les lieux ? Quels sont les facteurs qui le font changer ? Quelles sont les conséquences possibles d’une resémantisation artistique ...


Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. Öyvind Fahlström And Billy Klüver: The Swedish Neo-Avant-Garde In New York, Per Bäckström 2017 Karlstad University

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. Öyvind Fahlström And Billy Klüver: The Swedish Neo-Avant-Garde In New York, Per Bäckström

Artl@s Bulletin

The Swedish artist Öyvind Fahlström moved to New York in 1961, where he meet the Swedish engineer Billy Klüver, and became part of the international neo-avant-garde movement. Fahlström’s performance, New York 1966, part of Klüver’s performance series 9 Evenings, is my point of departure for an analysis of the role of migration for the neo-avant-gardes in the 1960s. As intermediaries, Fahlström and Klüver brought new ideas both to New York and Stockholm, thus challenging the established view that American art was exported to the periphery. In reality, the New York art scene grew out of ideas and experiences ...


Artistic Emigration From Portugal To Paris In The First Half Of The 1960s: Six Portuguese Painters From Paris Revisited, Joana Baião 2017 IHA, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Artistic Emigration From Portugal To Paris In The First Half Of The 1960s: Six Portuguese Painters From Paris Revisited, Joana Baião

Artl@s Bulletin

This paper proposes to revisit some issues related to the impact of emigration on the paths followed by a group of six Portuguese painters who settled in Paris between 1958 and 1961. To do that, it will analyze and contextualize the evolution of their work in the first half of the 1960’s, and it will recall the small exhibition Seis Pintores Portugueses de Paris that opened in 1966 in Lisbon with the purpose of highlight the particularities of the artistic research that was being developed by those artists in Paris, integrating them into the international artistic movements of the ...


Au-Delà De La Nature : The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories De Julian Charrière, Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou 2017 EHESS, Paris

Au-Delà De La Nature : The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories De Julian Charrière, Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou

The Goose

In this short article - case study, I explore the question of how art may help us reflect on the new conception of nature that the Anthropocene confronts us with. I focus on the photographic series The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories I,II,III (2013) by Swiss artist Julian Charrière and its reassessment of an idea of nature inherited from the romantic period. I analyse the way in which these pictures reinterpret romantic landscape painting in order to suggest an equal relation of human and nature, where human and non-human entities hold equal sway. My theoretical framework is based on Timothy ...


Prevail: In The Moment..., Nicole Stahl 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

Prevail: In The Moment..., Nicole Stahl

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This body of work is composed of sculptural mixed media objects and scenes that heavily utilize cast glass. These pieces are physical representations of my quest to seek mental balance by focusing on what brings me happiness and comfort while still honoring mortality.

Moldmaking and repetition of process innate within casting and other aspects of this work makes me focus and revisit an idea, repetitively, like a meditation or a prayer. The intense focus required helps combat my anxiety and translates anxious energy into more positive, productive, balanced way of living.

Part of this balance requires the acknowledgment of the ...


Summer Light, Sara Dolatabadi 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Summer Light, Sara Dolatabadi

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

"Summer Light" is a film about family dynamics. Using light as a defining factor, it looks at the relationship between the director’s parents and her daughter. It is the her response to a desire to record and safeguard intimate moments of an ordinary day before they disappear.


Identity, Sexuality, And The Body: Alice Neel’S Pregnancy Series, 1964-1978, Katie M. Bye 2017 Arcadia University

Identity, Sexuality, And The Body: Alice Neel’S Pregnancy Series, 1964-1978, Katie M. Bye

Senior Capstone Theses

This thesis focuses primarily on Alice Neel's complicated relationship with the time period that unveiled herself as an artist, second wave of feminism. One way in particular that shows how independent or ambivalent she was towards feminism is her portraits of pregnant women from the 1960s and 1970s. By comparing them to her earlier works of pregnant women or themes of maternity, it will prove that her opinion of pregnancy changed from the 1930s to the 1970s. It also aims to prove how these portraits defy the Western Tradition of the female nude, a goal that occupied feminist artists ...


Beginner's Mind, Martin L. Benson 2017 University of New Orleans, New Orleans

Beginner's Mind, Martin L. Benson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

My art distills my relationship to spirituality, digital culture, and the practices and side-effects therein, into a simplified visual language. The work manifests in the form of paintings, drawings, and light sculptures. Meditation and mindfulness training are a large part of my influence and interests. I often wonder how mindfulness practice can be mirrored in my artwork, not only in my process for creating the work, but also with what the resulting imagery does for the viewer. My intention is to provide an art form that invites one to look and experience one’s own capacity to observe, without the ...


The Longest Way Round Is The Shortest Way Home, Sarah Munro 2017 The University of Western Ontario

The Longest Way Round Is The Shortest Way Home, Sarah Munro

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In combination with a Masters of Fine arts thesis exhibition, The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home, this dossier has three components: An extended artist statement with an introduction, documentation of my work and a comparative case study of Geoffrey Farmer and Hannah Hoch. These components will illustrate my research, visual development and engagement with items of home décor, ornamentation and design elements of daily life.


Horizon Of Possibilities: Artists And The City In Postwar Beirut, Tatiana Mouarbes 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Horizon Of Possibilities: Artists And The City In Postwar Beirut, Tatiana Mouarbes

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis narrates a history of postwar cultural production framed by urban redevelopment in Beirut, Lebanon (1989-Present). Focusing on artists engagements with the city, this thesis demonstrates how artists thought through the legacies of war inflicted upon the beleaguered city of Beirut in order to construct livable futures.


Towards Telepathic Ecologies: A Presentation Of Sources For Image Production Within Information, Lewis A. Longino 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Towards Telepathic Ecologies: A Presentation Of Sources For Image Production Within Information, Lewis A. Longino

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Telepathy through information systems, Yutaka Matsuzawa,with Ilya Prigogine, Roger Caillois, Susan Howe, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Aase Berg, images and artists today form telepathic ecologies through information,Aaron Flint Jamison, Dora Budor, Sb Fuller, Andrea Crespo.


Skin Portraiture: Embodied Representations In Contemporary Art, Heidi Kellett 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Skin Portraiture: Embodied Representations In Contemporary Art, Heidi Kellett

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In recent years, human skin has been explored as a medium, metaphor, and milieu. Images of and objects made from skin flesh out the critical role it plays in experiences of embodiment such as reflexivity, empathy, and relationality, expanding conceptions of difference. This project problematizes the correlation between the appearance of the epidermis and a person’s identity. By depicting the subject as magnified, fragmented, anatomized patches of skin, “skin portraiture”—a sub-genre of portraiture I have coined—questions what a portrait is and what it can achieve in contemporary art. By circumnavigating and obfuscating the subject’s face, skin ...


Meaning In Perception: Metaphor In Figurative Sculpture, Tommy Riefe 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Meaning In Perception: Metaphor In Figurative Sculpture, Tommy Riefe

Graduate School of Art Theses

The body is the intermediary between the immaterial and material world and allows for the expression of one’s psychological and physical identity. The perception of the body and mind within space and time provides opportunities for change. Representation through figurative sculpture is a common thread over historical time. Works from Greek Classicism, like Kritios Boy, exemplify how a body’s physical condition is directly contingent on an individual’s psychological state. Alberto Giacometti and Antony Gormley further expand upon this as they present the body as a channel between the mind and the surrounding enviroment. Each artist creates alterations ...


Transversal Approaches And Ecological Artwork., Madison DeAnna Sevilla 2017 University of Louisville

Transversal Approaches And Ecological Artwork., Madison Deanna Sevilla

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This work explores systematic ecology as it relates to sculpture and language. This project exists in two parts: a written thesis and a thesis exhibition. Although both works explore ecological systems, Unseen: Visualizing Ecological Systems investigates visualizations and concepts of the ecological, whereas this thesis continues the exploration into the ramifications of disruptions in systems. Ecological systems such as the environmental, social/mental, economic, and political define the foundations of our known world and encapsulate all regions of society. No single system can function independently of the rest and all systems contain some aspect of human-system involvement. By using the ...


Reviving Documentary Photography: The Innovations Of Richard Mosse And Benjamin Lowy, Cecilia Figliuolo 2017 Arcadia University

Reviving Documentary Photography: The Innovations Of Richard Mosse And Benjamin Lowy, Cecilia Figliuolo

Senior Capstone Theses

Photography has a long history of criticism stemming from its ability to capture an exact physical likeness of an object. The purpose of documentary photography has always been to use images as visual evidence of a situation in order to raise awareness or incite change. Since the 1970s, documentary photography has evolved into an art form on top of being a manner of documentation. Instead of being a strictly scientific style of photography, the photographer now adds an overtly artistic touch. Photography has become a method of documentation as untrustworthy as painting, and as a result, the truthfulness of documentary ...


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