musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux


20.06.2019 -> 22.09.2019

Ruth Ewan

As part of the City of Bordeaux’s Cultural Season, Liberty! Bordeaux 2019, the nave of the CAPC building will host Back to the Fields by the Scottish artist Ruth Ewan, a life-size version of the French Republican calendar, in which each day was given a name associated with the rural economy.


Ewan’s installation will bring together 360 different objects, including numerous plants and trees, each representing one day in the revolutionary year.

Curator: Alice Motard


Born in 1980 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Ruth Ewan lives and works in Glasgow.
She is represented by Rob Tufnell Gallery, London/Cologne.

Back to the Fields was presented in 2015 at the Camden Arts Center in London and at the São Paulo Biennial in 2016.


In collaboration with the Jardin Botanique of Bordeaux ; the Musée d'Aquitaine ; the geology collection of the UFR Sciences de la Terre et de la Mer, the Museum of Animal Biology of UF of biology and the prehistoric collections of the Université de Bordeaux ; the Direction des espaces verts, Direction Générale haute qualité de vie de Bordeaux Métropole.

This exhibition is supported by Fluxus Art Projects.



-> Nave of the museum
-> Disabled access
-> Price: Museum Entrance, 7€ ; 4 € (reduced price)

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