Artist Eva Jospin highlights sustainability for Ruinart’s Carte Blanche 2023
Champagne brand Ruinart has also partnered with London’s Serpentine Gallery on a new sustainability series
Champagne brand Ruinart has partnered with London’s Serpentine gallery on a new sustainability series titled Art to Spark Sustainable Change. The series of events began this Autumn with a live audience recording of the Talk Art Podcast, featuring the Maison’s 2023 Carte Blanche artist Eva Jospin, on 10 October.
French contemporary multimedia artist Eva created a sensory experience of drawings and sculptures – many of which using paper and card – to reflect her vision the Champagne Maison’s terroir as part of Ruinart’s annual artist residency.
The collection has been pulled together in the exhibition Promenade(s), which is on display at the Ruinart Art Bar at Frieze London from 11-15 October. Visitors can immerse themselves in the structures, which represent the landscape, history, and seasons of Ruinart and the Montagne de Reims.
As part of the project, Eva also designed a limited-edition collection for a Jeroboam of Blanc de Blancs, which is also on display at the Ruinart Art Bar. The wooden box containing the bottle is enclosed by custom-made leather straps, which opens to reveal a miniature chalk decor sculpted in layers of cardboard.
Eva is the latest in a line of internationally acclaimed artists to join Maison Ruinart as part of the annual Carte Blanche projects. Previous artists have included David Shrigley, Vik Muniz and Jaume Plensa. The sculptor began working with cardboard after graduating from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2002, slowly incorporating techniques such as embroidery, bronze or copper wire, and Indian ink to her fantastical creations.
In addition to supporting Ruinart’s dedication to the arts, the Carte Blanche project collaborates with artists to raise awareness about climate change, and its effects on the terroirs of the Champagne region.