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JAGO. The Exhibition

21 March - 28 August 2022

This is the first exhibition in which the most important works of the genius Jago to date are presented. Small river stones carved in the desire to tell a personal and human story at the Pietà

Jago, sculptor. The Pietà, white marble block
The Pietà. White marble sculpture, 140x80x150 cm. Photo by Jago

Palazzo Bonaparte, Rome

Jago, nicknamed “the social artist“, is known worldwide for his innate communication skills and the huge public success he achieves on social media. Jacopo Cardillo, his real name, is a sophisticated sculptor whose works echo the classical world.

An exhibition in which the new languages ​​of digital life dominate, in which his artistic research diversifies with a jagged conceptual base, but which is nevertheless well anchored in the techniques of Renaissance artists. Through the use of video and social media, Jago wishes to convey the Renaissance tradition to an audience with whom he can share the creative journey of his works.

IAGO. From the Pietà to Venus

For the first time, the sculptor from Lazio has an entire exhibition space dedicated to him and presenting his main works. His admirers are young people who have been able to see him at work both on social networks and in the urban contexts where he has exhibited.

Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples for his work Look Down or for Habemus Hominem , the award-winning bust of Pope Benedict XVI, or in the Chiesa degli Artisti in Rome for his marble Pietà (2021).

Piety and violence intertwine in the expressive panorama of the young talent as in the astonishing naked body of the pontiff emeritus, unlike a ”  Venus  ” (2018) which leaves you speechless with its lost beauty and encourages the spectator to reflection.

The route of the exhibition

The route offers all the emblematic works between installations and 3D animations. There are the “  Sassi ”, emptied like containers, the “  Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI  ” (2016), the “  Pietà  ” a father expressing his pain while holding his teenage son, the sculpture “  Il Figlio Velato  ” (2019) a lifeless child, symbol of a timeless tragedy inspired by the famous Christ of the Sansevero Chapel in Naples.

And again “  The first baby  ” (2019) the small white fetus sculpted as a testimony in the ESA mission by Luca Palmisano and “  Venere ”. An installation that both excites and disturbs is “  The Circulatory System  ” (2017), a series of thirty hearts placed in a circle on red bases, reproducing the rhythmic sequence of heartbeats.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
(ticket office closes one hour before)

Special openings
Monday 18 and 25 April 9.00 – 21.00; Sunday 1 May 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.; Thursday 2 June 13.00 – 21.00
Wednesday 29 June 9.00 – 21.00 (ticket office closes one hour before)

Admission to the exhibition is limited and advance booking is strongly recommended. Tickets can also be purchased at the venue: in this case, entry to the exhibition may have to wait in order to respect the security capacity of the rooms

Full price
€ 15,00

Reduced price
€ 13,00, 65 years and over (with ID); children from 11 to 18 years of age; students up to 26 years of age (with ID); members of the police force; the disabled; journalists with regular membership of the National Association (professionals, trainees, journalists)

Reduced price for children
€ 6,00 (Children from 4 to 11 years old)

Reduced price for groups
€ 12,00 (Reservation compulsory, max 20 pax, microphone compulsory)
In order to ensure regular programming of visits, pre-payment booking is compulsory for school groups and groups, both when the assistance of a guide is required and when this service is not required.

Reduced price for schools
€ 5.00 (Reservation compulsory, max 20 pax, microphone compulsory for secondary schools)

Special reduced price
€ 7,00 (Qualified guides not accompanying a group)

University students
€ 10,00 (Every Tuesday except public holidays, for all university students without age limit)

Open Ticket
€ 17,00 (Allows access to the exhibition without the need to lock the date and time slot).
The open ticket must be exchanged at the ticket office on the day of the visit.

Children up to 4 years of age; 1 guide or companion for each adult group; 2 accompanying teachers in each school group; ICOM members (with card); one companion per disabled person; holders of invitation coupons; holders of Arthemisia VIP Cards; journalists with regular membership of the National Association (professionals, trainees, publicists) on duty, upon request of accreditation by the Editorial Staff at

Combined ticket
Bill Viola and Jago exhibition
Full price € 20,00
Reduced price ticket € 18,00
Reduced price for children € 8,00

Booking and presale fees
Groups and individuals € 1,50 per person; School groups € 1,00 per student

Guided tours
(Ticket price not included, reservation required, max. 20 people, microphone required for adults and secondary schools)
Groups adults € 100,00
(in foreign language € 110,00)
School groups € 70,00
(in foreign language € 80,00)

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