Every year since 2008, Ruinart has entrusted the artistic reinterpretation of its heritage to renowned contemporary artists.
Invited to be the Carte Blanche artist for 2023, Eva Jospin offers her vision of the terroir of Maison Ruinart. Like a cross-sectional landscape, the site of the Montagne de Reims appeared to the French artist as composed of different geological and temporal strata, real and imaginary.
Through a series of artworks (drawings, sculptures and embroideries), she invites each of us to immerse ourselves in this landscape, as if plunging into a mysterious story intertwining the cycles of history and plants, life and creation. Eva Jospin’s work will be showcased in the United States for the first time at Maison 1729 New York.
Since its inception in 1729, Maison Ruinart has always considered terroir and ancestral know-how as the base for its exceptional wines. In response to the global environmental challenges, the Maison has made strong commitments to carry out numerous transformations with a positive impact on the world including forest regeneration, biodiversity preservation, sustainable viticulture, and more.
This year, in celebration of its commitment to art and sustainability, the House of Ruinart is partnering with sustainability and horticulture experts at the High Line to highlight and explore native plants along the park as part of the High Line's 2023 native plant celebration.
In conjunction with the High Line, Ruinart will also be hosting tours that will take guests through a tour of the High Line to Maison 1729 highlighting a shared dedication to preserving native plants and promoting bio-diversity.
Our partners at the High Line have a team of horticulturalists who are equally dedicated to creating sustainable, resilient, and pollinator-friendly landscapes—and native plants are the cornerstone of these efforts. Taking inspiration from the self-seeded landscape of the once-derelict railway, “keep it wild” became one of the original design tenets when the High Line was transformed into public open space.
We hope you will join Maison Ruinart and the High Line in celebrating native plants here and in your own backyards.