Jean-Yves Jouannais is a writer and an art critic. He curated exhibitions as L’Idiotie, Expérience Pommery #2, Domaine Pommery, Reims, 2005; La Force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris, 2009 (with Jean-Louis Froment and Didier Ottinger). He wrote essays as L’Idiotie: art, vie, politique – méthode, Beaux-Arts Magazine, 2004; Artistes sans œuvres. I would prefer not to, Hazan, 1997.