Jean-Charles Massera. Sex, Art, and the Dow-Jones

Sex, Art, and the Dow Jones attempts to extract a certain number of aesthetic topics from their historic contexts (art and film history) in order to connect them to the restructuring currently going on in our society. Even today, questions from the 1980s appear to have linking components – a phenomenon occurring within anthropology, politics, and sociology, as well as in the aesthetic context. 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.).

Text: Massera Jean-Charles. cm 14×22; pp. 300; paperback. Publisher: Lukas & Sternberg Inc., New York, 2003.

ISBN: 9780967180298| 0967180295

ID: AM-8788

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Sex, Art, and the Dow Jones attempts to extract a certain number of aesthetic topics from their historic contexts (art and film history) in order to connect them to the restructuring currently going on in our society. Even today, questions from the 1980s appear to have linking components – a phenomenon occurring within anthropology, politics, and sociology, as well as in the aesthetic context. 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.).

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