Valuence Becomes Special Co-Sponsor of Global Partner and International Artist Mago Nagasaka Exhibit: STILL A BLACK STAR Supported by Nanboya
Artist Mago Nagasaka Developing Three Galleries in Collaboration With ValuenceThe core of the Valuence Group business is the reuse of luxury brand goods, antiques, and art. The group encourages reuse through the overseas expansion of its Nanboya luxury brand goods purchasing business and the development of overseas partners (dealers) for the group’s STAR BUYERS AUCTION (BtoB luxury brand goods reuse auction). In this way, the group aims to create a sustainable world.
Meanwhile, Mago Nagasaka has been creating art using e-waste collected in the Agbogbloshie area of Ghana which is also known as the world’s largest e-waste graveyard. Nagasaka tells the story and highlights the issues faced by Agbogbloshie through this art. The proceeds from the art are donated to the people living in the area.
Valuence and MAGO CREATION share a common goal of imbuing value in unneeded objects, raising awareness of the issues of overproduction and waste, and communicating these issues not only in Japan, but also to the rest of the world. 。
Because of this shared mission, the Valuence Group resonated with Nagasaka’s efforts, signing on to become a global partner with the artist. As of June 2022, the MAGO GALLERY operates in Hong Kong, Paris, and New York. The aim of these galleries is to create the type of sustainable capitalism advocated by Nagasaka, supported through the sale of artworks. The Valuence Group is supporting Mago Nagasaka’s first solo exhibition at the Ueno Royal Museum in Japan as a special co-sponsor, aiming to expand awareness and accelerate the pace of sustainable capitalism.
Artwork Representing a Desire for World PeaceIn addition to works made from e-waste, the exhibition will feature a variety of works that express the artist’s wish for world peace.
Mago Nagasaka aims to raise more than 10 billion yen by the year 2030 to build a state-of-the-art recycling plant in Agbogbloshie, while striving for his ultimate goal to bring peace to the world through art.
“It’s all for them.” Valuence and Mago Nagasaka invite you to experience the true love found in the disadvantaged areas of Ghana.
■ Overview of Mago Nagasaka Exhibition: Still A BLACK STAR Supported by NamboyaExhibition date: September 10, 2022 to November 6, 2022
Venue: The Ueno Royal Museum 1-2 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Organizers: Fuji Television Network, The Ueno Royal Museum
Ticket sales: On sale July 30
Special co-sponsor: Valuence Holdings Inc.
＜Mago Nagasaka Profile ＞Born in Fukui Prefecture in 1984. Pursuing sustainable capitalism, Mago Nagasaka has been creating works of art by reusing the electronic waste dumped by developed countries in the disadvantaged areas of Ghana. He became inspired to do something about devastating effects he witnessed in the Agbogbloshie area of Ghana, which is known as a graveyard of electronic waste from around the world (severe electronic waste, environmental degradation, health hazards, and poverty). In addition to creating works of art from this electronic waste, Nagasaka collects and distributes gas masks to residents of the local communities in Agbogbloshie. He has also hired teachers on his own, establishing a free school for underprivileged children in the area. In 2019, he opened a museum in the Agbogbloshie area to exhibit his art. These activities caught the attention of Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Kern Konwiser, who produced the documentary Still A Black Star. The film won four awards for excellence at the Impact Docs Award, an American documentary film award. The film is currently being prepared for release.
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■MAGO CREATION Inc.（https://www.magogallery.online）– Established: January 11, 2017
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– Head office: 1-7-2 Bakuro-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
– Business lines: Art production and sales