For the 1st edition of SPIRIT NOW!
23 January 2015 : We received Jean de Loisy, president of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, at the French Institute in South Kensington (Salons Privés).
24 February 2015 : Ralph Rugoff (director of Hayward Gallery and Curator of the Biennale de Lyon). He made us travel in the unknown landscapes of contemporary art nowadays. Talk and lunch in the private rooms of the French Institute.
23 April 2015 : Jean-Michel Othoniel talked about the « Bosquet du Théâtre d’Eau », his new commission for the Château de Versailles. The talk and lunch took place in the private home of Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.
9 May 2015 : A day trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Best Museum 2014 for Art Fund Prize): visit of the Henry Moore exhibition with the director, followed by a lunch in a private room of the foundation.
23 May 2015 : Visit of Carsten Höller show by Ralph Rugoff, director of Hayward Gallery followed by a lunch.
15 September 2015 : Private visit and lunch at the Wellcome Collection, for the solo show of the artist Alice Anderson. The curator Kate Gordon of the exhibition made a guided visit in the presence of the artist.
29 September 2015 : Talk and lunch with Flavie Durand Ruel. After the important exhibition Durand Ruel in Paris at the Musée du Luxembourg and at the National Gallery, Flavie talked about her great grandfather, founder of the famous gallery Durand Ruel based in NY, Paris and Switzerland. The talk took place in the new South Kensington Club, followed by a lunch.
15 October 2015 : Visit of the Contemporary African Art Fair by its founder Touria El Glaoui, at Sommerset House. Lunch at Somerset House after the visit.
10 November 2015 : Rodrigo Matheus, visit of his solo show at Ibid Gallery London by the artist, followed by a lunch at Soho House.
26 November 2015 : Charles Méla: Professor Emeritus of the University of Geneva. Former President and Director of the Foundation Martin Bodmer to talk about: « The Paintings: Items and characters in La Recherche de Marcel Proust ». The talk was followed by a lunch at the South Kensington Club.
10 December 2015 : Talk on design between Marie Laure Jousset, formal head of Design at Centre Georges Pompidou and the designer Robert Stadler, in a private collection followed by a lunch.