Jae Emerling

about the author

Jae Emerling is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art in the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In 2011 he was a visiting professor of contemporary art in the Faculty of Arts at VU Amsterdam. He received his PhD in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Theory for Art History (2005) and the award-winning Photography: History and Theory (2012), both published by Routledge. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, 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 two anthologies, Contemporary Art about Architecture (2013) and Bergson and the Art of Immanence: Painting, Photography, Film (2013).



info & contact


University of North Carolina, Charlotte, US


J.Emerling [AT] uncc.edu


Transmissibility: A Mode of Artistic Re-Search
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: encounter