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posted by CAA — Oct 14, 2016

Laura Weigert discusses Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/Travail/Arbeid, an exhibition and site-specific work at the Centre Pompidou. Each of the nine hour-long segments features “a different combination of dancers and musicians.” According to Weigert, “the concept of work” is central to the project, along with the question of “what might dance achieve in a museum.” Read the full review at

Yumi Park Huntington reviews the exhibition catalogue Chavín: Peru’s Enigmatic Temple in the Andes. Edited by Peter Fux, the essays “present new archeological excavations and new interpretations of material objects.” Using “rich and abundant data,” the contributors illustrate “the importance of analyzing a culture within its network of interactions and exchanges with contemporaneous societies.” Read the full review at

Heather Diack visits This Place, a traveling exhibition initiated by Frédéric Brenner and curated Charlotte Cotton. Featuring twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, the show “claims to grapple with ‘the complexity of Israel and the Westbank, as place and metaphor,’” but ultimately “does not bring the viewer any closer to understanding the realities of this highly charged terrain.”  Read the full review at

Brian Madigan reads Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture, edited by Jaś Elsner and Michel Meyer. The volume “makes a case for a prescriptive approach to the understanding of Roman visual culture” based on “Aristotle’s tripartite division of rhetoric.” While the “nature of workings” of this visual rhetoric “are still vitally debated,” the book will surely benefit “advanced scholars of Roman art.” Read the full review at publishes over 150 reviews each year. Founded in 1998, the site publishes timely scholarly and critical reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, digital scholarship, and other works as appropriate. Read more reviews at

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