Established in 2019 at the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles, the R.U.in.ART Performance annually invites an artist to realize an immersive experience in the Ruinart Lounge at Frieze Art Fair.
For Air de LA David Horvitz has produced several glass phials, each of which is filled with Los Angeles air.
Air de LA will pay homage to Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 work 50 cc Air de Paris, in which the artist gifted a glass medicinal phial filled with 50 cc of Parisian air to US-based patrons Walter and Louise Arensberg.
The work will also make reference to current ecological conversations.
Los Angeles’ poor air quality and high levels of emissions has only been worsened by the recent wildfires, making it an acute environmental concern.
Though a natural part of California’s ecosystem, climate change has seen a dramatic increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires within the state.
“Ruinart has enjoyed close and long-standing relations with the art world. David Horvitz performance will echo Ruinart’s commitment to a sustainable future and to the values of craftsmanship.” explains Frédéric Dufour, President of Maison Ruinart.