David Shrigley x Ruinart: ‘Unconventional Bubbles’ Berlin Art Tour

Sept. 10, 2021

What do a Berlin currywurst stand, a Späti and a kiosk on Ku’damm have in common? They will all become unusual exhibition places for art, from September 16th to 19th. Under the title ‘Unconventional Bubbles at Unusual Places,’ the champagne house Ruinart will exhibit artworks by David Shrigley at various unlikely art locations across the city.

a black and white line drawing of a currywurst shop, with only a red sausage like shape in color

© David Shrigley

Shrigley is a British artist whose rudimentary but unmistakable line is used to observe his surroundings with incomparable irony, often accompanied by an absurd and irreverent sentence to challenge us and get our attention. While drawing is at the center of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music.

Unconventional, tongue-in-cheek and always connected with a story is an apt description for both Shrigley’s works and the six extra-ordinary locations chosen to show it in Berlin, during Gallery Weekend. Shrigley has designed eight different paintings and installations, which interested visitors can view from September 16th–19th across the city.

a drawing of a hand with a small green grape between the thumb and forefinger and text reading: the crushing of the grape, it is a pleasure

© David Shrigley

Ruinart is offering walking and rickshaw tours of Shrigley’s works. With each rickshaw tour, guests will receive a picnic basket with food by star chef Dalad Kambhu, and a half bottle of Ruinart champagne. The tours are offered daily between 11am to 7pm, and last about two hours. While the walking tour is free of charge, the rickshaw tour with unconventional food pairing is available at a cost of 40 Euros.

The tour begins at Kunst & Ausstellungsraum BQ Berlin in Mitte and continues West to several locations around Ku’damm, Friedrichstraße and back to Mitte. You can register for the tour from September 14th onwards by emailing booking@ruinart-tour.de or by phone at +49 151 68846004.

Tour Info

David Shrigley x Ruinart

‘The Unconventional Bubbles Tour’
Exhibition: Sept. 16–19, 2021
RSVP: booking@ruinart-tour.de
Walking Tour: free
Rickshaw Tour + Picnic Basket by star chef Dalad Kambhu: € 40
ruinart.com
Starting Point: Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 15, 10178 Berlin, click here for map

a black and white drawing of a news stand with trees and buildings behind it and a sign in the window that readers: NEWS it won't be like this forever

© David Shrigley

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