It Rains, It Rains: Ruth Ewan

It Rains, It Rains: Ruth Ewan
Library Shelf Location 18.EWAN
Publication Date Nov 2019

Published on the occasion of the exponymous exhibition at CAPC, Bordeaux, in 2019.

As part of the cultural season Liberté! Bordeaux 2019, the CAPC invited the Scottish artist Ruth Ewan to exhibit in its iconic nave. It Rains, It Rains borrows its title from the folk tune “Il pleut, il pleut, bergère” written by the French revolutionary poet, actor and politician Fabre d'Églantine, who is said to have calmly recited the lyrics of his song before his execution in 1794.

Ewan's exhibition comprised the installation Back to the Fields, first shown in 2015 and entirely revisited for the purposes of the CAPC, as well as a series of objects based on the French Republican calendar.

Consisting of the 360 ​​objects representing the Republican year—including trees, plants, bones, minerals and tools—the installation Back to the Fields reactivated the rural calendar as a three-dimensional, life-size work.

ISBN 9782877212489
Quantity 1
Pages 88
Editors Ruth Ewan, Alice Motard
Format Hardback
Publisher CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords French Republican calendar, Trees and plants, Bones, minerals and tools
Languages English, French

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