As a work of publicly displayed art, Jago’s Veiled Son will offer a new iconic symbol for the city of Naples. The work is inspired by the famed Rococo sculpture the Veiled Christ (1753), of Giuseppe Sanmartino. It will sit in a public space in Naples. Jago’s Veiled Son will lie within walking distance of Sanmartino’s masterpiece, which is housed in the Cappella Sansevero. Veiled Son will be the first public art project of the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina (also known as Museo MADRE), whose general director, Andrea Villiani, is extremely enthusiastic about Jago’s work and this milestone in the Museum’s history. Villiani, also a widely published art critic, has curated exhibitions for internationally acclaimed artists working in a diverse array of styles, including Daniel Buren, Mario García Torres, Boris Mikhailov, Elaine Sturtevant, Mark Leckey, and Alighiero Boetti.
To realize his vision, Jago will work with the North American Sculpture Center, which will grant him access to a wide range of cutting edge technologies, tools and methods for the realization of large scale projects. Having been long eager to work with American marble and import it as a viable sculptural material to the world of European Art, Jago, in collaboration with ABC Stone, was able to hand-select the six-ton block of Vermont Danby marble from which the Veiled Son will be created. Jago will also livestream his work on the sculpture every day, to engage his substantial following on social media with the act of the work’s creation.
Learn more about Jago at jago.art.