» Nonsite Author: James Welling
April 17th, 2012
Associations for Phil Chang
By (University of California, Los Angeles)

In the language of insurance, “inherent vice” is the natural tendency of an object to self-destruct for no apparent reason. The inherent vice of glass or marble objects, for instance, is that they can collapse at any moment; the material is structurally unstable. For photography, and particularly for color photography, the inherent vice of the photograph is that it inevitably tarnishes, no matter how hard we try to slow it down.

March 25th, 2011
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Welling and Michaels at The Photographic Universe
By (UIC) and (University of California, Los Angeles)

James Welling and Walter Benn Michaels discuss photography, neoliberalism and aesthetics in a conversation from a recent conference at Parsons, entitled The Photographic Universe and we’ve got the video.

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