ano: L’Attesa’ at Museo Novecento, Florence. Courtesy of Leonardo Morfini, OKNO studio.

Located in the heart of Florence, Museo Novecento occupies a former nunnery, a past traceable in the modern art museum’s architectural accents – saintly frescos adorn doorways and the soaring ceilings enhance the divine. It was these historic motifs that prompted artist Davide Balliano to select 20th century sculptor Arturo Martini’s stone female nude, Susanna (c 1935), from the museum’s collection, to anchor his exhibition, ‘L’Attesa’.