Matilde Sambo

curated by Yuliya Say

in collaboration with aA29 Project Room

07.07.2022 — 31.07.2022

Barriera presents the solo exhibition Dormiveglia by Matilde Sambo, a multidisciplinary artist who, after several years in Milan, moved to Naples where she currently lives and works.

Through an intimate, corporeal and incorporeal research, the artist explores the complex relationship between the natural world and the human being. Matilde Sambo uses the space of Barriera to modulate, with visual and tactile elements, the creation of an environment in which archetypes and apparently unknown forms coexist and lead the viewer into the evanescent realm of the half-asleep. A place where reality and imagination merge to give life to changeable creatures, sculptures made of raw clay, terracotta, tuff, volcanic stone, wax and bronze. The exhibition space is inhabited by guide animals, signs, footprints and reliefs from a common imaginary, archaic, universal and timeless journey.

Photography by Gabriele Abbruzzese