The Alchemy of Love & The Art of Wine
Arts & Culture

Tue. January 23, 7:00PM

The Alchemy of Love & The Art of Wine

Join us at Ciao’s for an unforgettable dinner celebrating the intersection between art, wine and the alchemy of love. The experience will be a sensory tour of your senses guided by Lorenza Sebasti from the legendary Tuscan Estate Castello di Ama and internationally renowned artist Kendell Geers.

During TheMerode Art Salon week, the finest Italian food will be paired with some of the best wines from Tuscany, in dialogue with the greatest artists of our time.

Twenty four years ago Castello Di Ama began inviting artists to visit the estate and create a site specific work of art at the intersection of wine, nature, climate and the humanising influence of culture. Lorenza Sebasti and Kendell Geers will host the masterclass with a talk that pairs artists like Daniel Buren, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Anish Kapoor with the multi award winning wines.

The evening will be a banquet of experiences as Geers and Sebasti will transport your senses into the hills of Tuscany with an animated discussion about how art and wine together embody the alchemy of love.


Lorenza Sebasti

Lorenza Sebasti has been the CEO and Managing Director of Castello di Ama since 1993. The winery has garnered international recognition for excellence in hospitality, winemaking, gastronomy and art under the influence of Lorenza, keeping up with the tradition and excellency set by her father and his associates in the Seventies.


Kendell Geers

Growing up in Africa, Kendell Geers was deeply moved by his experience of the bushveld where nature is an extremely powerful presence. In his thirties, he moved to Belgium, where his firsthand experience of the complexity and diversity of European art and culture had a deep influence on his practice. He believes in the power of art to inspire hope because it is the bridge between nature and culture. The work of art is the intersection between the power of faith and the raw experience of emotion, a spiritual embodiment of what makes us human. Kendell Geers is an artist who uses the contradictions of language to speak about the strength of love and the fragility of beauty in a world increasingly divided and disconnected. There is nothing more revolutionary today than the sharing of love because it is only love that unites us with the world we live in because “Art changes the World – ONE Perception at a Time” Kendell Geers has exhibited in Documenta, the Venice, Havana, Sao Paolo, Kwanju, Moscow, Taipei, Istanbul and Johannesburg Biennials, Carnegie International, Sonsbeek, and Manifesta. His second retrospective opened at the Haus Der Kunst, Munich in 2012 under the curatorial program of Okwui Enwezor.
Tue. January 23, 7:00PM
Tue. January 23, 11:00PM
A Seat at the Table
Guest allowed?
Yes, 1 per member
195.00€ incl. VAT


Place Poelaert, 6
1000 Brussels
Parking Poelaert, Place Poelaert 1000 Brussels

Detailed program

Tue. January 23, 7:00PM
Conversation between Kendell Geers and Lorenza Sebasti
Tue. January 23, 7:30PM
Seated dinner
Tue. January 23, 8:00PM
Tue. January 23, 11:00PM