Join TalkArt's Russell and Robert for a LIVE discussion with Visual Artist Jeppe Hein as he shares insight into his 'Right Here, Right Now' Exhibition and latest artists residency as Ruinart Carte Blanche 2022. Hein will reveal how he approached the creative interpretation of Ruinart’s history as patron of contemporary art and his invitation for us to embrace the moment through words and drawings.
Guests arrive: 4.00 - 4.25pm
The live recording starts promptly: 4.30pm
Ruinart entrusted its Carte Blanche 2022 to visual artist Jeppe Hein for a new artistic interpretation of its history and know-how. The Champagne House has always promoted art as a way to understand the world around us, connect with each other and heighten our awareness. Jeppe Hein reflects this commitment through an installation that awakens our senses and touches our hearts, while placing each of us at the centre of a delightful participatory experience. Playing with the element of surprise and magic of the unexpected, the artist invites us to share emotions and reflect on the intangible value of the present moment, which is both fragile and memorable.
Jeppe Hein is one of those artists who starts with very simple things but takes us much further. A grape, a piece of wet chalk and the specific smell that hovers over the vineyard lingering above the vines: he translates his first impressions of Ruinart’s terroir into fragments of matter and emotion. He invites us to feel and be inspired by the natural connections between things. A collective experience that is unique each time. An artistic installation to live RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
On this journey to meet ourselves, the world and others, the artist guides us with messages inscribed on mirroring speech bubbles: “Right here, right now”; “The answer is within you”; “You are magic for me”; “What if this does not exist?”; “You change to change”; “Be aware of your small sensations”; “Say it all without saying anything”. Phrases that echo our own questions and encourage us to express them. Perplexed, happy, anxious or amused. It’s up to us to draw our emotional self-portrait with chalk on large panels whose colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) and shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle, oval, rhombus, and hexagon) refer to the seven chakras – energy points in the body that inspire Jeppe Hein on many levels. Over time, the panels will be covered with hand-drawn faces as patterns to infinity.