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I SCREAM:

URBAN VIBRATIONS

From 13 April to 12 May 2024

Mattatoio

Mattatoio

Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4, Rome

Closed today: open tomorrow at 14:00

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With the exhibition URLO. Urban vibrations , edited by Simona Gavioli, Andrea Sampaolo crosses the urban space of Rome and makes it vibrate. The project is the completed outcome of a series of languages that have always characterized the creative experience of the Roman artist; street art, urban art, writing, graffiti and muralism, Hip Hop culture, codes typical of the underground galaxy which in Urlo are put at the service of a more articulated vision of the relationship between subject and world.


This rich and complex language, which has been rooted in Brooklyn since the 1970s "which shouted for revenge through cultural regeneration from below", is still today for Sampaolo the way to denounce social, economic and existential hardship. The heart of the exhibition is the reinterpretation of the surface of the old disused 'posts' of the advertising billboards of the Municipality of Rome: the powerful visionary gesture renews their language, transmuting the meaning into a new expressive and communicative dimension.

SCREAM , which reverberates the experience lived in America by the artist in 2010, represents, in compliance with the mission of the Mattatoio, an innovative and provocative cry addressed to the city. The fixed works will be joined by performances by the artist and, on the sidelines of the exhibition, seminars and meetings focused on the theme of artistic creativity. For Sampaolo, in fact, it is crucial to establish an experiential contact with the public and above all with young people. His art should be understood as the highest mode of connection that unites men with each other and with the world; an art endowed, therefore, with a profound political nature that calls into question the original nature of the human being. Andrea Sampaolo defines URLO as a gift, that is, a free act in which the donated good becomes a powerful vehicle for a relationship. This subversive conception of the gift is necessary in a society dominated by aggression, in which the other is perceived as a threatening stranger. For this reason, gestures capable of restoring hope and peace to communities and territories are urgently needed. The non-violent but decisive scream therefore becomes the bearer of a message of rebirth that seeks a new balance within the urban and social context of the Capital.

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