NAGASAKA MAGO's first exhibition in Hiroshima: Making art with electronic waste
"Nagasaka Mago Exhibition ~Still A BLACK STAR~" by artist Nagasaka Mago (MAGO), who creates art using e-waste dumped by developed countries, will be held on December 13th at Hiroshima Mitsukoshi (Naka Ward, Hiroshima City). It begins in Hu town).
This is the first time the event will be held in Hiroshima. Hiroshima Mitsukoshi sympathized with Mr. Nagasaka, who continues to work to communicate poverty and environmental issues to developed countries through the power of art, and planned this exhibition in the hope that people living in Hiroshima would have an opportunity to see his work.
Mr. Nagasaka saw people desperately burning electronic devices and wasting their lives in Ghana's Agbogblosi slum, which is said to be "one of the world's largest electronic device graveyards," and decided to convey this truth to developed countries. So, he began creating art works using the waste collected in the slums. Proceeds from sales are returned to local people. The goal is to eliminate waste so that Nagasaka will no longer be able to create artwork herself, and her current goal is to raise funds by 2030, build a local recycling factory, and create new industries and jobs.
At the venue, more than 100 works will be on display, including the "Ghana" series, which is the origin of Nagasaka's activities, and which uses the world's abundant electronic waste, and the "Moon" series, which contains wishes for world peace. . About 40 of them are new works. Photography is allowed inside the venue (videos are not allowed).
The event is held from 10:30 to 19:00 (closes at 17:00 on the last day). Until the 25th of this month. free entrance.