NAGASAKA MAGO Exhibition Still A Black Star

CORRIDOR GALLERY 34

This piece of work is a love letter to Ghana. Even if he paints every day, his love will never run out.
NAGASAKA MAGO is an artist who works to resolve problems of poverty and the environment, using the motto “Sustainable Capitalism.” At this exhibition, we will exhibit “Ghana,” which was created with electronic waste that advanced countries disposed of in Agbogbloshie, a slum in Ghana. It is a work whose core is the Moon series, which includes a request for world peace. Please enjoy MAGO’s work, which will change the world through art.

CORRIDOR GALLERY 34 : NAGASAKA MAGO Exhibition Still A Black Star

Date: February 3 (Thu.), 2022 – March 15 (Tue.), 2022
Place: Corridor Gallery 34, Park Hotel Tokyo (34F)
Fare: Admission Free
Curation: MAGO GALLERY YOKOHAMA
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NAGASAKA MAGO

Mago was born in 1984. He started an apparel company, but it went bankrupt after one year. Having a huge debt, he began creating paintings along the streets of Shinjuku in 2009. After that, he created paintings and continued to sell them to galleries. In 2015, he held his first solo exhibition in Shanghai, China. In June 2017, he visited Agbogbloshie, a slum in Ghana, and encountered people who made their living by burning electrical machinery that advanced countries, including Japan, had thrown away. Using funds raised from the sales of his works, he has delivered more than 1,000 gas masks to Ghana up to now. In 2018, he established “MAGO ART AND STUDY”, the slum’s first school. In August 2019, when he visited Agbogbloshie for the fifth time, he stayed there for 53 days and established “MAGO E-Waste Museum”, the slum’s first cultural facility. He did that for the sake of the inhabitants’ new hopes and lives. Emmy Award-winning director Kern Konwiser pursued the path taken by Mago and produced the documentary film “Still A Black Star”. The film won awards of excellence in four categories of the Impact Docs Award, a documentary film award in the United States. Preparations are underway for the film’s release.

Gallery: MAGO GALLERY YOKOHAMA
http://www.cinq-arts.com

 

 

PARK HOTEL TOKYO & CORRIDOR GALLERY

Park Hotel Tokyo is exploring the concept of “Infinite Time and Space Amid Cognizant Japanese Beauty” and engaging in a variety of activities to help our guests further experience the appeal of Japan and Japanese culture through the medium of art.
As part of our efforts, we have established the “Corridor Gallery”, an exhibition space in which guests can stroll through corridors and look at pieces of art as they might at an art museum. Set in the corridors of all guest room floors from 26 to 34, the space plays on the theme “Art for all” and reflects the hotel’s desire for people to feel art more closely.

“Infinite Time and Space Amid Cognizant Japanese Beauty”

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