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08 Jan 2010

Rebus Journal of Art History and Theory

Rebus Issue 4


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Department of Art History and Theory
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
United Kingdom

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Rebus: A Journal of Art History and Theory has now published its fourth issue. This issue collects together papers exploring twentieth-century Japanese avant-garde art, Dutch painting, French Surrealism, North American graphic-painting, Israeli postminimalism, 'Latin American' conceptualism, and European institutional critique. Contributors to our fourth issue hail from North America, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, and here in England.

Rebus: A Journal of Art History and Theory is a free online journal edited by Natasha Adamou Iris Balija, Dr Matthew Bowman, Lucy Bradnock, Zanna Gilbert, Dr Stephen Moonie in conjunction with the History of Art Department at the University of Essex. The journal publishes bi-annually peer-reviewed essays, exhibition and book reviews. Current and past issues can be accessed at:

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Contents of Rebus: A Journal of Art History and Theory, n. 4:

Marcel Broodthaers, Decor: A Conquest
Natasha Adamou

Ideological Conceptualism and Latin America : Politics, Neoprimitivism and Consumption Zanna Gilbert

Shadows of Femininity: Women, Surrealism and the Gothic
Kimberley Marwood

Strategies of Ambiguity in Rembrandt's Naked Woman Seated on a Mound, c. 1631 Michelle Moseley-Christian

Dada, MAVO and the Japanese Avant-Garde: A prologue to the introduction of Surrealism to Japan Majella Munro

Cy Twombly: Writing after Writing
Abigail Susik

On Becoming and Sites of Encounter in the work of Daniel Shoshan
Merav Yerushalmy


Charles Harrison, Since 1950: Art and its Criticism
Stephen Moonie

Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures
Alexandra Oliver

Renée Green: Ongoing Becomings, Retrospective 1989-2009
Katherine Whitebread

We are now accepting contributions for Rebus 5
. In terms of articles, we are especially interested to see essays that engage with the role of photography in contemporary art and the themes of the Aesthetics after Photography project at the University of Essex ( Papers should be no more than 7,000 words long, written in a high standard of UK English, and should contain no more than 10 images. Please note that all copyright permissions for images must be secured by the author, and that all image reproduction costs are borne by the author. Papers for Rebus: A Journal of Art History and Theory should be sent to by 7th March 2009. Publication is subject to peer review. We are also willing to consider exhibition reviews between 1,000 and 3,500 words in length, which should be sent to the same address no later than 15 May.