Jae Emerling

Art & Art History|Honors
Professor of Art History, Director of the Arts + Architecture Honors Program
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Faculty Research Connections Profile 

Jae Emerling is a Professor of modern and contemporary art in the College of Arts +Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  He is the Director of the College of Arts + Architecture Honors Program.  In 2011 he was visiting professor of contemporary art in the Faculty of Arts at VU Amsterdam.  He received his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is the author of Theory for Art History (2005) and award-winning Photography: History and Theory (2012), both published by Routledge.  His work has also appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, History of Photography, Radical Philosophy, CAA Reviews, Journal of Art Historiography, and the Los Angeles based magazine X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly.  He is currently working on a book about the aesthetic-historiographic concept of transmissibility.  Some of this work has recently appeared in Contemporary Art about Architecture (2013), Bergson and The Art of Immanence: Painting, Photography, Film (2013), and a special issue of the Journal of Visual Culture entitled Architecture! (2016).

Some of his most recent publications are below:

Emerling, “Transmissibility: A Mode of Artistic Re-search,” The Dark Precursor: Deleuze and Artistic Research, edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2017: 437-445.

Emerling, “To Betray Art History,” Journal of Art Historiography, Special issue A Tribute to Donald Preziosi, edited by Philip Armstrong and Jae Emerling, December 2015:  https://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/emerling.pdf

Emerling, “An Art Historical Return to Bergson,” Bergson and the Art of Immanence, edited by John Mullarkey and Charlotte de Mille, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013:  260-271. 

Emerling, “Kunstgriff: Art as Event, Not Commodity,” with Donald Preziosi, Esse: Arts + Opinions special volume Taking a Stance, v. 85, Fall 2015: 7-11.

Emerling, “To Render Time Sensible,” Journal of Art Historiography, November 2015: https://arthistoriography.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/book-review-jae-emerling-on-keith-moxey-visual-time-the-image-in-history/

Emerling, review of T.J. Demos’s Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art and The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis, caa.reviews, Fall 2014.