See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work.
Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.
Grimanesa Amorós. Yuan Space, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, October 20–November 30, 2012. Voyage: Video Retrospective. Video.
Jenny Krasner. Shanghai Art Center, Shanghai, China, September 29–October 29, 2012. Jenny Krasner: The Shanghai Series. Photographic composites.
Steven Bleicher. Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Maryland, September 4–October 4, 2012. Steven Bleicher: Lonesome Road. Mixed media.
Binod Shrestha. Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19–December 30, 2012. Remnants and Rumination. Sculpture.
Jeff Frederick. Brooklyn College Library Gallery, City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, August 28–December 1, 2012. Color Fusion. Painting.
Blane De St. Croix. University Galleries, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, November 6–21, 2012. Blane De St. Croix: (Un)Natural History II. Sculpture and installation.
In its monthly roundup of obituaries, CAA recognizes the lives and achievements of the following artists, scholars, architects, photographers, and others whose work has significantly influenced the visual arts. The end of 2012 was marked by the loss of the painter Will Barnet, the architect Oscar Niemeyer, and the museum director Gudmund Vigtel.
- Evelyn Ackerman, a Californian artist and designer who worked in mosaics, tapestries, and wood carving, died on November 28, 2012, at age 88. She often collaborated with her husband, the artist Jerome Ackerman; their work was recognized in a retrospective exhibition, Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism, at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego
- Gae Aulenti, the Italian architect and designer who transformed a Paris train station into the Musée d’Orsay, died on October 31, 2012. She was 84. Aulenti also worked on renovations to museums in Barcelona, Istanbul, San Francisco, and Venice
- Takashi Azumaya, an independent Japanese curator, died on October 16, 2012, at the age of 44. After working at the Setagaya Art Museum and the Mori Art Museum, he became the first non-Korean director of the Busan Biennale, which he organized in 2010
- Will Barnet, a painter and printmaker who lived and worked in New York for many decades, passed away on November 13, 2012. He was 101 years old. Barnet, who won CAA’s 2007 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, had taught at the Art Students League and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, among other schools
- Marshall J. Bouldin III, a portraitist based in Mississippi who painted Richard Nixon’s daughters, died on November 12, 2012. He was 89 years old
- David C. Copley, the former owner and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune and a philanthropist of the arts, died on November 20, 2012, at age 60. Copley was a member of board of directors for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
- Johanna Liesbeth de Kooning, the only daughter of the artist Willem de Kooning and the cofounder of his estate and trust, passed away on November 23, 2012. She was 56 years old
- Robert W. Duemling, the former director of the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and a board member of the Society of Architectural Historians, died on July 13, 2012, at age 83. Duemling had spent four years in naval intelligence and thirty years in the US Foreign Service after earning his master’s degree in the history of art and architecture from Yale University in 1953
- Jacques Dupin, a French poet and art critic, died on October 27, 2012, at the age of 85. A longtime director of Galerie Maeght in Paris, Dupin wrote the official biography of Joan Miró as well as ten monographs on the artist’s work
- Georgia Fee, the cofounder, chief executive officer, and editor-in-chief of Art Slant, died on December 8, 2012. Born in 1951, Fee developed Art Slant from a Los Angeles–based events calendar and online art magazine into a website with an international scope
- Gray Foy, a New York artist and socialite, passed away on November 23, 2012, at the age of 90. Foy received acclaim for his drawing and illustrations in the mid-twentieth century but became better known as a tastemaker and salonnier, hosting parties and events that boasted attendees as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Cary Grant, and Susan Sontag
- Krisanne Frost, an artist based in San Antonio, Texas, and gallery liaison for the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, died on December 6, 2012. She was 61 years old
- Wendell Garrett, a historian and an appraiser on the television show Antiques Roadshow, died on November 14, 2012. He was 83. Among Garrett’s books are Victorian America: Classical Romanticism to Gilded Opulence (1993) and American Colonial: Puritan Simplicity to Georgian Grace (1995)
- Richard Gordon, a photographer and a maker of handmade books, died on October 6, 2012, at age 67. Gordon’s most recent collection of images are American Surveillance (2009) and Notes from the Field (2012)
- Rosalie B. Green, director of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University from 1951 to 1981, passed away on February 24, 2012. She was 94 years old
- Evelyn B. Harrison, a historian of Greek and Roman art and a professor in the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University from 1974 to 2006, died on November 3, 2012, at the age of 92. She had previously taught at the University of Cincinnati, Columbia University, and Princeton University
- Alfred Kumalo, a South African photographer who document life under apartheid and the rise of Nelson Mandela, died on October 21, 2012. He was 82 years old
- Glenys Lloyd-Morgan, a Canadian-born archaeologist of ancient Rome, passed away on September 21, 2012, at the age of 67. Raised and educated in England, she worked at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester and as a finds consultant
- Arnaud Maggs, a Canadian photographer who shot portraits of Anne Murray and Leonard Cohen, died on November 17, 2012. He was 86 years old. Magg’s honors include a 2006 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and a 2012 Scotiabank Photography Award
- Margaret M. Martin, a watercolorist based in Allentown, New York, died on November 29, 2012, at the age of 72. Her love of gardening inspired many of her still lifes of flowers
- Menno Meewis, director of the Middelheimmuseum in Antwerp, Belgium, died on October 17, 2012, at age 58. He is credited with rejuvenating the museum and overseeing its expansion
- Patricia Meilman, a scholar of Venetian Renaissance art, died on October 13, 2012. She was 65 years old. Her books include Titian and the Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice and The Cambridge Companion to Titian
- Oscar Niemeyer, the renowned Brazilian architect, died on December 5, 2012, at the age of 104. He is best known for designing the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and many government, commercial, and residential buildings for Brasília, his country’s new capital
- Catherine Burchfield Parker, an artist who spent thirty years of her career in Buffalo, New York, died on November 6, 2012, at age 85. She was the daughter of the painter Charles Burchfield
- Spain Rodriguez, an influential underground cartoonist based in San Francisco, California, died on November 28, 2012, at age 72. Rodriguez’s work was published by Zap Comics and in the East Village Other
- William Turnbull, a modernist sculptor from Scotland, died on November 15, 2012. He was 90. Turnbull’s career, which spanned seven decades, included forays in figurative, organic semiabstract, and hard-edged geometric styles, as well as painting
- Gudmund Vigtel, director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1963 to 1991, died on October 20, 2012. He was 87. Under his leadership the museum’s collection tripled in size and moved into a Richard Meier–designed building
- Albert Wadle, an art dealer and philanthropist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, died on November 12, 2012. He was 84 years old
- Shizuko Watari, the founder and director of Watari-um, the Watati Museum of Contemporary Art, in Japan, died on December 1, 2012, at age 80. She was also a curator and the director of Galerie Watari in Tokyo
- Larry Welden, an artist and educator based in Sacramento, California, died on October 25, 2012, at age 90. He taught art at Sacramento City College from 1960 to 1985, and his watercolors focused on the landscapes of Northern California
- Evelyn Williams, an English artist whose reliefs, drawings, and paintings were hard to categorize, died on November 14, 2012. She was 83 years old
- Lebbeus Woods, an unconventional architect who built only one permanent structure, died on October 30, 2012. He was 72 years old. Woods was a professor at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.
Read all past obituaries in the arts in CAA News, which include special texts written for CAA. Please send links to published obituaries, or your completed texts, to Christopher Howard, CAA managing editor, for the January list.
Each week CAA News publishes summaries of eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.
Project to Put UK’s Publicly Owned Artworks Online Catalogues 200,000 Paintings
The Public Catalogue Foundation collaborated with more than three thousand venues across the United Kingdom to archive 211,861 paintings, many of which have never been photographed before. Every oil painting in public ownership is available online at the Your Paintings website—most of which are not currently on public display. Andrew Ellis, the foundation’s director, said: “No country has ever embarked on such a monumental project to showcase its entire oil painting collection online.” (Read more from the Telegraph.)
“Self-employed professor” could soon be an actual job title, thanks to two companies that are helping a small group of college professors market their own online courses, set prices for them, and share the tuition revenue. In January, StraighterLine will launch fifteen professor-taught courses. This is new territory for the company, which currently offers forty-two low-cost and self-paced online courses. (Read more from Inside Higher Ed.)
Help Desk: Internship Woes
I wrote the blog for a gallery for over six months without having my name attached. The blog did very well and was picked up on by a local magazine that asked the gallery owner to contribute a regular guest column for their publication. I proceeded to plan and outline the next six months of art-related subject matter with the pretext that I would be getting paid as my internship was completed. After the internship had ended, I wrote three posts for the gallery’s blog before the owner told me it was no longer in his budget. I was never paid for those entries, and my ideas continue to be used thereafter. Where do we draw the line on our unpaid time and efforts while aspiring to get recognition for the work that we do? (Read more from Daily Serving.)
Harvard’s 3D-Printing Archaeologists Fix Ancient Artifacts
Indiana Jones practiced archaeology with a bullwhip and fedora. Joseph Greene and Adam Aja are using another unlikely tool: a 3D printer. Greene and Aja work at Harvard University’s Semitic Museum, using 3D printers and 3D scanning software to re-create a ceramic lion that was smashed three thousand years ago when Assyrians attacked the ancient Mesopotamian city of Nuzi, located in modern-day Iraq. (Read more from Wired.)
Are Curators a Vanishing Breed?
Strong support for California’s ambitious program to limit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming was reconfirmed in a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, showing once more the state’s celebrated environmental consciousness. So perhaps it’s time at least to ring a warning bell about a puzzling situation in Los Angeles’ cultural environment, rather than its natural one. At area art museums, the job of chief curator appears to be edging toward the endangered species list. Three notable chief curators have left their museum jobs in the past year. Successors are nowhere in sight. (Read more from the Los Angeles Times.)
Friends and Rivals: Copley, West, Peale, Trumbull, and Stuart
The podcast of a lecture by Jules David Prown, recorded on October 15, 2003, presents the inaugural online offering of the Wyeth Lecture in American Art, a biennial event hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and supported by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. (Read more from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts.)
In the Thick of It
I remember September. I recall staring at the postings on H-Net and bemoaning the absence of jobs. Now it’s November, and oh, how I long for September. My friends who went on the market last year complained about applying to sixty or more jobs, but by late August I could count only fifteen or so that I could reasonably convince myself were suitable—not because the others were too far away, or the teaching load was too heavy, but because I couldn’t conceive of any way to assert that I was a good candidate. Where, I wondered, would those many additional job ads come from? (Read more from the Chronicle of Higher Education.)
When Nasty Reviews Strike: What’s the Role of the Reviewer?
The question of the value of nasty reviews of cultural products has been in the news a lot lately, but it’s an issue that has been debated for as long as I can remember. I remember publishing in the Globe and Mail in about 1990 an article discouraging the writing of negative reviews of books from tiny local presses. I can’t remember exactly what my argument was, and it seems like a silly idea now. (Read more from the Globe and Mail.)
People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.
The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.
Jay Gould, a photographer and a member of the faculty at the Maine Media Workshops, has joined Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as a full-time faculty member in photography for academic year 2012–13.
Anne D. Hedeman has been appointed Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Prior to accepting the position, she was professor of art history and medieval studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Sonja Kelley, who has taught in the Department of Art and Art History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been appointed a full-time faculty member in art history, theory, and criticism for academic year 2012–13 at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
Daniela Sandler, a scholar and professor from the University of California, Santa Cruz, has joined Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as a full-time faculty member in art history, theory, and criticism for academic year 2012–13.
Dominic Terlizzi, an artist, has become a full-time faculty member in foundations for academic year 2012–13 at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
Allison Yasukawa, a visiting lecturer at the University of St. Frances in Joliet, Illinois, and a teaching artist with the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Artists Partnership in Education, has joined Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as a full-time faculty member in humanistic studies for academic year 2012–13.
Museums and Galleries
Susan Ball, formerly interim director of programs at the New York Foundation for the Arts, has been appointed deputy director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. Ball had served as CAA executive director from 1986 to 2005.
Ian Berry, curator and associate director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, has been named director of his institution.
Sabine Breitwieser has left the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she had been curator of media and performance art, for the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in Germany, where she will serve as director.
Nicholas Capasso, deputy director for curatorial affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, has been named the new director of the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Mara Gladstone has been appointed assistant curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California. She recently received her doctorate from the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
Katherine Hall, who recently earned a master’s degree in art history from the University of Georgia in Athens, has become curatorial fellow at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Texas. Her position is for three years.
Thomas Kren has been promoted to associate director of collections for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. He had served as acting associate director for collections at the museum since January 2010 and also as senior curator of manuscripts there.
Elizabeth Morrison has been appointed senior curator of manuscripts at J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, succeeding Thomas Kren. She had been acting senior curator of manuscripts at the museum since January 2012.
Elizabeth A. Williams, assistant curator of decorative arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, has been appointed curator of decorative arts and design at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence. She will take up her position in January 2013.
Organizations and Publications
Brooke Davis Anderson, deputy director of curatorial planning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, has been appointed executive director of Prospect New Orleans in Louisiana. She will work with the biennial’s artistic director and two curatorial advisors to organize Prospect.3.
Karin Higa, an independent scholar and curator and formerly senior curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, has been selected as a cocurator of Made in L.A. 2014, the city’s next biennial art exhibition.
Read about the latest news from institutional members.
Institutional News is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.
The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has accepted a $94,681 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a Learning Lab, described as a space for young people to interact with mentors and peers using new media and traditional materials, with the goal of having museum visitors create content as well as consume it.
The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has won a Community Service Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council, an official state agency. The award recognizes significant contributions to the arts in specific Oklahoma communities in areas of leadership and volunteerism.
The Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri has received a $125,000 multiyear commitment from the Private Client Reserve of US Bank for the Beaux Arts Council, a leadership giving group that provides unrestricted support for the museum.
The University of Michigan School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor has received a $32.5 million pledge from Penny Stampls, a 1966 design graduate, and her husband, E. Roe Stampls, which will be matched with $7.5 million from the university.
The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, has received the 2012 Benjamin West Award from the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust. This annual award is given to an individual or institution that has shown extraordinary commitment to Anglo-American friendship and generosity to the arts.
Yale University Press, based in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new digital initiative in its scholarly publishing program in art and architectural history. The grant will allow the press to launch extensive market research and development of a new electronic model for illustrated books.
CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award.
Grants, Awards, and Honors is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.
Anna Sigrídur Arnar of Minnesota State University, Moorhead, has received the Robert Motherwell Book Award for the best publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts—including the visual arts, literature, music, and the performing arts. The $20,000 prize, administered by the Dedalus Foundation, based in New York, recognizes The Book as Instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, the Artist’s Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011). Nominations are made by publishers, and the winner is chosen by a panel of distinguished scholars and writers.
Oskar Bätschmann of the Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft in Zürich, Switzerland, has been named Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC.
Nina Berson has used a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to produce a summer institute, “Mesoamerica and the Southwest: A New History for an Ancient Land,” which took place June 17–July 23, 2012. This NEH institute, sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association and held in Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico, examined the interconnections among Mesoamerican and ancient Southwestern archaeological, anthropological, and art-historical studies.
S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been named the 2013–14 Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. Clayson will be the senior member of the center and counsel postdoctoral fellows. She will also complete her book, Electric Paris: The Visual Cultures of the City of Light in the Era of Thomas Edison (to be published by the University of Chicago Press).
Jonathan Fineberg, professor of art history emeritus at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has received a 2012 Craft Research Fund Project Research Grant, administered by the University of North Carolina’s Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Hendersonville. He will use the $5,000 award to conduct research for the first scholarly monograph on the work of Robert Arneson.
Julia P. Herzberg has received a 2012–13 Fulbright Scholar grant. From March to May 2013, she will teach a graduate course, “Latin American Artists in the US from 1995: Globalism and Localism,” at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, and work on a curatorial project at el Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, also in Santiago.
Alexander Brier Marr of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, has earned an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad. The fellowship is administered by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC.
Constance Moffett has used a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to produce a summer institute, “Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science” which took place June 25–July 13, 2012. This NEH institute, sponsored by the University of Virginia and Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, explored how Leonardo melded art and science by using geography and cartography to begin his study of military engineering, canalization, and architecture.
Rachel Silberstein, a doctoral student in oriental studies at the University of Oxford in England, has earned a student and new professionals scholarship from the Textile Society of America. The award provided free registration for the society’s symposium, which was held September 19–23, 2012, in Washington, DC.
Carol Solomon, visiting associate professor of art history at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, has received a 2012–13 Fulbright Award in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Reserach Program. She will undertake research in Tunisia and Morocco on contemporary art of the Maghreb, focusing on issues of national memory, culture, and identity.
Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor of contemporary art history at the University of Houston in Texas, has received a 2012 Craft Research Fund Project Research Grant from the University of North Carolina’s Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Hendersonville. Her $12,500 award will go toward research on a book-length study that recovers the gendered history of weaving and its uncertain disciplinary status within the mid-twentieth-century university.
Catherine Whalen, assistant professor at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in New York, has accepted a 2012 Craft Research Fund Project Research Grant, administered by the University of North Carolina’s Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Hendersonville. She will share the $8,000 award with a colleague, working toward a book on Paul Hollister, a critic and historian of the studio glass movement.
Teresa Wilkins, a doctoral student at Indiana University in Bloomington, has earned a 2012 Craft Research Fund Graduate Research Grant for $8,285 from the University of North Carolina’s Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Hendersonville. She will conduct dissertation research investigating the construction, use, and sociopolitical meaning of the modern feather arts of Hawai‘i.
Yanfei Zhu, a doctoral student in the Department of History of Art at Ohio State University in Columbus, has been named an Ittleson Fellow for 2011–13 by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. His project is titled “Transtemporal and Cross-Border Alignment: The Rediscovery of Yimin Ink Painting in Modern China, 1900–1949.”
Check out details on recent shows organized by CAA members who are also curators.
Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.
Julia P. Herzberg. Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures. Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, November 17, 2012–January 2, 2013.
Bryan R. Just. Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik’ Kingdom. Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, October 6, 2012–February 17, 2013.
Larissa Leclair and Leslie J. Ureña. Captured by a Portrait: 20 Photobooks from the Indie Photobook Library. GautePhoto, Guatemala City, Guatemala, November 7–25, 2012.
Jennifer McComas. Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum. Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana, October 6–December 23, 2012.
Matthew Palczynski. Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, Razel Kapustin. Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 13, 2012–January 6, 2013.
Valérie Rousseau and Barbara Safarova. Collectors of Skies. Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York. September 13–November 3, 2012.
Leslie J. Ureña. The In-Between Space. Tina Keng Gallery, Beijing, China, June 9–July 15, 2012.
Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars—browse a list of recent titles below.
Books Published by CAA Members appears every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.
Jill Bennett. Practical Aesthetics: Events, Affects, and Art after 9/11 (London: I. B. Tauris, 2012).
Michele Brody and the World Tea Company. Reflections in Tea: World Tea Stories (New York: Magcloud, 2012).
Rachel Epp Buller, ed. Reconciling Art and Mothering (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012).
Julie Codell, ed. Power and Resistance: The Delhi Coronation Durbars (Ahmadabad, India: Mapin Publishing, 2012).
David Getsy, ed. Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965–1975 (Chicago: Soberscove Press, 2012).
Bryan R. Just. Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik’ Kingdom (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum, 2012).
Patricia Karetzky. Femininity in Asian Women Artists’ Work from China, Korea, and USA:
If the Shoe Fits (London: KT Press, 2012).
Beth Lilly. the oracle @ wifi: Beth Lilly (Heidelberg, Germany: Kehrer Verlag, 2012).
Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari. Multi-National Force: Iraq in Agatha Christie’s “They Came to Baghdad” (Boston: Eighteen Publications, 2012).
Valérie Rousseau (ed.), Barbara Safarova, and Champfleury. Collectors of Skies (New York: Andrew Edlin Gallery, 2012).
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The December 2012 issue of The Art Bulletin, the leading publication of international art-historical scholarship, presents the fourth installment of a feature series that will continue through at least 2013. In Regarding Art and Art History, Rebecca Zorach reflects on politics and teaching. The subject of this issue’s Notes from the Field is detail, with twelve texts by artists, scholars, professors, conservators, and archaeologists: Susan Hiller, Spike Bucklow, Johannes Endres, Carlo Ginzburg, Joan Kee, Spyros Papapetros, Adrian Rifkin, Joanna Roche, Nina Rowe, Alain Schnapp, Blake Stimson, and Robert Williams. The Interview presents the German art historian Horst Bredekamp in conversation with the American scholar Christopher Wood. An installation view of Hiller’s Witness (2002), as seen as Tate London, appears on the cover.
The opening three long-form essays address the art of Italy. The first, by J. Keith Doherty, offers a new interpretation of the Judgment of Paris myth as it is depicted in Roman wall paintings. Robert Glass’s contribution, “Filarete’s Hilaritas: Claiming Authorship and Status on the Doors of St. Peter’s,” is a close reading of the Italian Renaissance sculptor’s bronze relief on the doors of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. David M. Stone’s article, “Signature Killer: Caravaggio and the Poetics of Blood,” considers the artist’s signature in his Beheading of Saint John the Baptist from 1608. Luisa Elena Alcalá’s “‘A Call to Action’: Visual Persuasion in a Spanish American Painting” analyzes a Central American painting from the mid-1680s sent to Madrid from Mexico as a tactic to lobby for continued royal support. Finally, Philip Cottrell explores the unpublished papers of the nineteenth-century English connoisseur George Scharf, who organized the celebrated exhibition Art Treasures of the United Kingdom in Manchester in 1857.
The Reviews section leads off with David J. Roxburgh’s take on the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Next, Elizabeth Hill Boone considers Carolyn Dean’s A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock, and Jesús Escobar looks at Gauvin Alexander Bailey’s The Andean Hybrid Baroque: Convergent Cultures in the Churches of Colonial Peru. Nicola Suthor’s book Bravura: Virtuosität und Mutwilligkeit in der Malerei der Frühen Neuzeit is appraised by Andreas Beyer, and Molly Emma Aitken’s study The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting, is evaluated by Pika Ghosh. The section concludes with Michael Leja’s assessment of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
CAA sends The Art Bulletin to all institutional members and to those individuals who choose to receive the journal as a benefit of their membership. The next issue of the quarterly publication, to appear in March 2013, will feature essays on the strategic use of microarchitecture in Christian ivory carvings of the thirteenth century, perspectival “distortions” in Paul Cézanne’s paintings and the political implications of his repudiation of perspective, and appellations of photography that circulated in China between 1840 and 1911, which trace the emergence of a new understanding of visual truth in Chinese art.