After spending many years as a diplomat working also in the cultural field, and way after the time we were friends, I joined the „original The ArtSommelier”, Marianna to pursue the artsy dream together. With my transition from the world of international relations to the realm of art management the fact what I really appreciate is that as we are providing platform and venue for the artists we are able to engage audience, provoke emotions and spark art-related dialogues, that go beyond mere aesthetics. These interactions can sometimes be life-changing, because as Robert Genn once said : „Art is a form of love. Art is the ultimate gift. Art heals life.” And now we need this more than ever.