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Jeppe Hein (Live in London)

Season 14, Ep. 7

Talk Art Special LIVE EPISODE with Ruinart!!! We meet leading artist JEPPE HEIN!!! Live from London's Frieze week, this inspiring episode was recorded in South Kensington in front a live audience.


Trustful that art can enlighten and connect us across time and places, Ruinart gives Carte Blanche to leading contemporary artists to pay tribute to the Maison’s legacy. Their artworks echo Ruinart’s values, raising awareness about climate change.


To renew the experience of nature and bring it into our daily life, Ruinart Carte Blanche Artist Jeppe Hein uses “fragments of matter and emotion” that awaken our senses and connect us to ourselves and the world.


Right Here, Right Now is a participatory installation that summons the four elements – earth/soil, water/rain, air/wind and fire/sun – essential to champagne making. It is on show now at Frieze London in the Ruinart Art Bar until 16 October. A digital extension to it can be experienced at Ruinart.com


Follow @JeppeHein and @Ruinart


THANKS FOR LISTENING!!! Special thanks to everyone who got a ticket and came to watch this episode recording Live in London!!!

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