Francesca Leone

Nomas Foundation 


April 23, 2022 – September 25, 2022

Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm


September 27, 2022 – November 27, 2022

Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Special opening on 

October 31 and November 21


Free admission

Take you time

Francesca Leone presents the Collateral Event Take your time, an original installation itinerary conceived for the occasion of the 59th International Art Exhibition in Venice.


The exhibition project came about starting from the reflections around the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and the suspension of collective and individual time that has characterised the time of the pandemic, asking questions about the relationship between humans, time and materials. The artist decomposes, forges, shapes, sculpts and paints materials that are marginalised, thrown away, discarded, giving them back a poetic life and a new moral relationship with the human.


Take your time invites us to reflect, to slow down individual time, in order to go through collective time, immersing ourselves in what curator Danilo Eccher describes as «a route marked out by rose gardens crystallised in sheets, firmaments composed of roadside waste, geological concretions that were once calcareous, now converted into metal, banner-plates of burnt colours».


The public is invited to move around inside an installation itinerary modulated into fluid spaces, separated yet connected together, to enter a condition suspended between personal and public experience, between the intimate and the universal imaginary sphere, between the terrestrial and the cosmic dimension. Here time takes on a value of aesthetic reflexivity that is necessary for the redefinition of the self and the meaning of our actions in relation to the world. Time as an instrument of knowledge, beyond an everyday routine that is often absent and superficial.


Opening up a profound dialogue with the critical issues suggested by the curator Cecilia Alemani in Il latte dei sogni (The Milk of Dreams”), the post-human questions of Take your time look at the consumption of time as one of the damaging effects of the Anthropocene, suggesting the possibility of engaging in a new relationship with materials that is no longer extractive, but restorative.