Jean-Charles Massera (born 1965 in Mantes-la-Jolie, lives and
works between Paris and Berlin) is a writer and art critic based in Paris and Berlin. He is the author of “The Lesson of Stains (Towards an aesthetics of reconstitution)”, published in Pierre Huyghe. The Third Memory
(Centre Georges Pompidou/Renaissance Society), United Emmerdements of New Order
preceded by United Problems of Coût de la Main d’Oeuvre
(P.O.L), a cauchemar is born
(Verticales), Jean de La Ciotat, la légende
(Verticales) as well as plays, radio fictions and catalogue essays.
How can the events in which we are supposed to participate be translated into experience? How can we represent ourselves in a History that is being written in terms of the economy and the stock market? Along these questions, French author Jean-Charles Massera discusses the works of various artists (Vito Acconci, Stan Douglas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Pierre Huyghe, et al.) and film-makers (Jean-Luc Godard, Wong Kar-wai, Nanni Moretti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, et al.).