PRIX DE LA MAISON RUINART
© adagp, Paris 2023 et courtesy Constance Nouvel & Galerie In Situ- Fabien Leclerc
MAISON RUINART PRICE 2023
For its fifth year, the Maison Ruinart Prize is awarded this year to French photographer Constance Nouvel. The prize, awarded as part of Maison Ruinart's sponsorship program, recognizes an emerging photographer selected from the Curiosa section of Paris Photo. Following her residency in Champagne this summer, Constance produced the Mirées series, which will be presented for the first time at the 2023 edition of Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12, at the Grand Palais Éphémère.
Constance Nouvel is interested in representations that evoke nature. If, for the artist, our environment is increasingly shaped by human intervention, the images that emanate from it reflect the world and things around us. But like thought, the way we look around us is plastic, dependent on a context, a reality imbued with imagination.
Throughout Champagne, Constance Nouvel has produced ten images based on typical locations: the archaeological museum, the Ruinart Champagne house and other touristic sites in the region. The result is a deliberately offbeat photographic record, showing landscapes that may not actually be landscapes at all.