The World Is All That Is The Case
“Pictures of people reading aren’t simply (or necessarily or even usually) portraits. In fact, if the default setting of the portrait involves posing for the photographer, it would be more fitting to say that a picture of someone reading is a kind of anti-portrait.”
—Walter Benn Michaels
The World Is All That Is The Case gathers photographs by Arthur Ou of artists reading Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, matched with quotes from Wittgenstein and an essay by Walter Benn Michaels. Spoiler alert: Moyra Davey sits with a dog on her lap!?