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Since 2008, Ruinart has invited an internationally renowned artist to visualize his or her own interpretation of Ruinart Champagne every year. After collaborations with - among others - Jaume Plensa, Liu Bolin, Vik Muniz, and David Shrigley, Ruinart awarded the "Carte Blanche" this year to French artist Eva Jospin. Her artwork will be on display at Ruinart Maison 1729 in Berlin from 27 April to 2 May.
The exhibition in Berlin’s Amtsalon, featuring the artwork of Eva Jospin, is set to be the center point of Ruinart Maison 1729. Born in Paris in 1975, French artist Eva Jospin learned to paint at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. After graduating, she made a transition to working on sculptures and over time, developed her practice to focusing on the themes fantasy and nature, using cardboard as her main material to portray her recurring motif of the forest. With her installation "Panorama" 2016 in the Louvre, she became known worldwide.
Eva Jospin has created an installation entitled "Promenade(s)" for Ruinart, an interesting mix of drawings, embroideries and sculptures that tell of the diversity of the terroir in Champagne and is informed by the artist's many visits to Ruinart.
Eva Jospin herself describes the work created for the exhibition as “an entirely new universe” and she acknowledges the importance of creating a false world to understand the real world. Like with her previous work, the pieces created for the gallery exhibition at Ruinart will also use cardboard as the main material, using layering and stacking techniques to create beautiful miniature 3D versions of the landscapes and architectural structures surrounding the Ruinart vineyard. Each piece has been handcrafted, making the production a long six months process to complete. One of the pieces on show will reference the Ruinart biodiversity project, where they have replaced vines with over 25,000 trees at their Taissy Vineyard.
The fantastic, as well as sustainable, artworks presented in Berlin will then continue to travel around the world, including Art Basel and Frieze New York.
In addition to the exhibition of Eva Jospin's impressive artworks at the Amtsalon (Kantstraße 79, Berlin), guests can enjoy an evening "Food For Art" dinner created by Sophia Rudolph at the Lovis Restaurant from 27 April to 2 May. Two further highlights complement the experience: a scent and aroma workshop with the Norwegian olfactory researcher Sissel Tolaas and a culinary masterclass with Sophia Rudolph, head chef of the Lovis Restaurant.
Art meets gastronomy: the chef of the Lovis Restaurant, Sophia Rudolph, has created an original 5- course menu especially for her exclusive "Food For Art" dinner. Her inspirations are the magical works of artist Eva Jospin as well as the art of the Ruinart champagne making.
In combination with the "Food for Art" dinner, those interested can book a culinary journey with Sophia Rudolph or experience a surprising fragrance and aroma workshop with Sissel Tolaas. The Norwegian Berliner by choice enjoys a worldwide reputation as a scent researcher. The masterclasses are inspiration and pleasure at the same time.
The favorite place is the Ruinart Bar. Guests can relax and end the day with a glass of Ruinart with friends.