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10 January 2016 : Laurent Lebon talk at South Kensington Club. Former curator at Centre Pompidou in Paris and teacher at Ecole du Louvre, Laurent Lebon was then the director of the Centre Pompidou in Metz. In June 2014, he was nominated to be the President of the Musée Picasso in Paris. The talk was followed by a lunch at the South Kensington Club.

 

8 February 2016 : Isaac Julien, artist and photographer. Talk about his work followed by a lunch at the South Kensington Club.

 

15 March 2016 : Matt Collishaw studio visit and afternoon tea in his studio/pub.

 

19 April 2016 : Unique talk between Elizabeth Royer-Grimblat, specialist of art spoliations and restitution by the Nazis and Richard Aranowitz, European Head of restitution at Sotheby’s. Breakfast followed by the talk in the Conference Room, Sotheby’s.

 

25 May 2016 : Jean de Loisy talk and studio visit of Marguerite Humeau followed by a lunch in East London.

 

23 June 2016 : Contemporary African Art: Mary Ann Yemsi took us to visit two galleries specialised in contemporary African art (Tyburn and Tiwani) talk and visits followed by a champagne lunch at Tiwani.

 

13 September 2016 : Visit of « The Infinite Mix », video exhibition by its curator Ralph Rugoff, director of Hayward gallery; followed by a lunch.

 

21 September 2016 : Visit of London Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum by curators of Design Week, followed by a visit talk and lunch at Carpenter’s Gallery in the presence of Mathieu Lehanneur.

 

3 October 2016 : Visit, champagne drinks and canapés of the show curated by Lawrence Van Hagen for Frieze.

 

6 October 2016 : Lunch Spirit Now and Tokyo art Club in the private home of Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre for the Frieze Art fair followed by a visit of the African Art Fair, Sommerset House.

 

9 November 2016 : Breakfast visit of the exhibition on young Brazilian artists curated by Gabriela Davies at the Brazilian Embassy.

22 November 2016 : Conference for the occasion of the exhibition «Spectacular Second Empire» from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Mellerio invited Spirit Now members to a talk and cocktail lunch party at the University Woman’s Club in Mayfair.

 

28 November 2016 : Visit of the New Design Museum with his director Deyan Sidjic followed by a lunch in the new restaurant of the Museum.

 

6 December 2016 : The publisher Céline Fribourg (Editions Take 5) came from Geneva to talk on the theme of Eros and Thanatos. Talk and Lunch in the presence of Celine Fribourg, Matt Collishaw at the Blain Southern Gallery.