Heritage and artistic dialogue have been at the core of the brand’s vision since its inception in 1976 and, in collaboration with Galleria Continua, we now take art installations to new heights. After two successful editions in 2022 and 2023, where seven prominent artists took over our most captivating landmarks, we open the chapter of our unique artistic rendezvous. With us, dive into the past, present and future of a project beyond compare.

The Installations

Identity & Uprooting

Arcangelo Sassolino
At La Residencia

Examining the friction between industrial progress and environmental concerns, Arcangelo Sassolino’s HUNGER (2006/2007) was featured at La Residencia, where its lack of all function and vain attempts to grab the concrete floor brought reflection upon the real weight of technology.

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Identity & Origins

Yoan Capote
At Villa Sant’Andrea

Born in La Havana, Cuba, Yoan Capote investigates topics such as emigration, emotions and alienation through his art — common experiences of human beings, regardless of their origins. At Villa Sant’Andrea, Family Portrait (2022) featured old house mirrors offering the viewer a meaningful reflection on family members and their connection to each other.

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Identity & Society

Yoan Capote
At Grand Hotel Timeo

For MITICO, the artist presented visual analogies between the inanimate object and the human mind throughout Stress, Displaced (2019), Self-portrait, Study of Resistance (2019), Urban Nature (2021) and Deriva (2022).

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Identity Over Time

Nari Ward
At Castello Di Casole

American artist Nari Ward collects discarded objects and salvaged materials found in his local area in New York. In 2023, Ward took residence in the gardens of Castello Di Casole with Stallers (2013), an exploration of the crucial passage from childhood to the adult age.

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Identity in Space

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
At Villa San Michele

The Beijing-based conceptual artists is known for their thought-provoking ad unconventional work. For MITICO, the duo took Teenager Teenager (2011) to Villa San Michele, Florence, revealing what hides behind appearances and portraying dichotomies between reality and ideals.

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Identity & Nature

Loris Cecchini
At Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Loris Cecchini explored the relationship between the organic and the artificial, attempting to “create a poetic suspension” and link the shapes of Nature to technology through his art. At Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Arborexence (2023), a sculptural installation made of stainless steel, spread in harmony with the surrounding space.

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The Installations

Cooking The World

Subodh Gupta
At Hotel Cipriani

Combined with a culinary performance, “Cooking the world” was curated by art consultant Hervé Mikaeloff. The immersive installation, a large house fashioned from thousands of pots, pans and utensils with a fully working kitchen inside, was conceived as a place for meetings, discussions and debates.

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Viewing The World

Leandro Erlich
At Villa San Michele

Nestled amidst the Italian gardens of Villa San Michele, Leandro Erlich’s MITICO installation was a large scale piece, depicting a ladder leading to a real window. A true challenge of viewers’ concept of reality.

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Loving The World

Michelangelo Pistoletto
At Castello Di Casole

Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, Pistoletto’s sculptures reigned over the estate’s expansive 4,200 acre grounds. Named “Gli Etruschi - Accarezzare gli alberi” meaning “The Etruscans - Caress the trees”, these have been selected with the beautifully restored 10th century castle in mind, the grounds where Etruscan civilization first took root.

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Colouring The World

Pascale Marthine Tayou
At Grand Hotel Timeo

Born in Cameroon in 1966, Pascale Marthine Tayou’s work is deliberately mobile and heterogeneous, linked to the idea of travel and spontaneity. With “Les Routes du Paradis”, the artist beckons guests to discover the beautiful, vibrant spaces surrounding us.

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