House of Ruinart, owned by LVMH, recently unveiled its latest artistic collaboration with David Shrigley at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as part of this year’s Art Basel Miami festivities. Entitled Unconventional bubbles, the interactive event featured life-size illustrations of Shrigley’s sardonic compositions as well as an exhibition at the Art Basel Fair Collectors Fair which included a selection of 36 drawings, gouache paintings, three neon illustrations, two works in ceramic and a door installation.
Shrigley’s practice primarily involves bold sketches of animals, humans, and everyday objects with texts that challenge neglected societal norms and amplify silly and mundane behaviors. He is also experimenting further with conceptual artwork and installations such as his Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London, where the artist has exhibited 12,160 tennis balls for guests to exchange with their tennis balls. personal and worn. “It ended up looking like a work of art,” Shrigley told The Guardian. “I did not expect that.”
For her partnership with Ruinart, the artist made visual instructions on how the oldest established champagne house made their wine, such as the privileged pleasure of crushing a grape with your hand instead of your feet or an observation fun of a row of fancy French wine that’s “not yet ready.” The artist traveled through the cellars of the Maison’s vineyard, having studied “the ways of working the vines, the oenologists and other Ruinart collaborators”, according to a press release from Ruinart.
“Through his drawings, his neon installations and his sculptures, David Shrigley offers us a benevolent but unprecedented path, which generates surprising interactions between nature and the different stages of winemaking. It also makes us aware of the environmental commitments that Maison Ruinart maintains on a daily basis. Because humor is, without a doubt, one of the best means of raising awareness, ”continues the label.
In case you missed it, check out our list of must-see exhibitions at Art Basel Miami 2021.
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