‘MITICO’, Belmond’s Artistic Series in Partnership with Galleria Continua, Returns for Its Second Season

Launching Internationally with Installations in Spain, Italy, UK, and Brazil

Building on the success of its Italian debut in 2022, MITICO, an artistic collaboration between Belmond and internationally renowned art gallery Galleria Continua, launches onto the global stage for its second season, presenting works by seven contemporary artists in seven of Belmond’s captivating grounds in Spain, Italy, UK, and Brazil.

The 2023 season showcases contemporary art installations at La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, MallorcaLe Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, OxfordshireCopacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de JaneiroVilla Sant’Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare; as well as returning to Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, TaorminaVilla San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence; and Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany.

This year’s installations focus on the interaction between human identity and the natural world, as well as the inevitable clash between technology and raw landscapes. By taking the unique views, gardens and facades of legendary Belmond properties as their backdrop and canvas, the art installations reframe these iconic vistas in a new light, giving the spectator a unique insight into our place in the world.

Yoan Capote, artist studio, Havana, Cuba 2023


Nestled in Mallorca’s UNESCO protected Sierra de Tramuntana, in the heart of the renowned artistic village of Deia, La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel is drenched in bohemian spirit, playing home to writers, artists and musicians seeking inspiration, for decades. Within this natural oasis and creative escape, Italian artist Arcangelo Sassolino’s work will stand in harsh juxtaposition.

Hunger (2006/2007) features a hydraulic claw driven by an oil pump, moving like an oversized mechanical spider.

Through this oversized claw composed of large steel blades, the artist strips the industrial object of its function and context, placing it on a flat surface where it cannot gain traction – thus rendering it obsolete.

The claw however continues its mechanical motions, desperately attempting to rip and uproot the ground beneath it – a slow and poetic dance that further nullifies its original strength.

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