Shared roots - Vik Muniz
Project on view in the Ruinart Lounge
Shared roots is a creation of 6 photographic works inspired by winegrowers and vineyards, who together, face challenging natural conditions each season. Through the use of organic elements such as pieces of blackened wood, charcoal or chardonnay leaves, his photographs highlight our perception of scale and play with our senses.
In his artworks for the Maison, Vik Muniz captured the deep relationships between humans and nature, winegrowers and vines, Ruinart and the Champagne terroir; emphasizing the creative tension that transforms adversity into wonder.
Elegance, know-how and light are the watchwords of the oldest champagne house. The early commitment to art began in 1896 when the house commissioned Czech artist Alphonse Mucha in 1896 to create a poster. Maison Ruinart continues today its artistic commitment through its support for the biggest international art fairs and entrusts each year a carte blanche to a contemporary artist. A way to express its heritage, its history and its know-how through the original and creative vision of artists.
Flow Diptych, Credit Vik Muniz / Xippas gallery