Valuence x MAGO Gallery
The Valuence Group has been contributing to the formation of a recycling-oriented society through the resale of luxury items and antiques.
Now, as a new approach to sustainability, we have teamed up with artist Mago Nagasaka (MAGO) to open the MAGO Gallery worldwide. Through the sale of artworks in countries around the world, we aim to realize the sustainable capitalism advocated by MAGO.
MAGO and Valuence Group share a common goal: to give value to things that are no longer needed, to raise the issue of overproduction and waste, and to communicate these goals not only domestically but also globally.
We decided to develop MAGO Gallery based on this commonality, as we strongly sympathize with MAGO’s efforts and hope to create an environment where the people of Ghana can “live true to themselves.”
Founder of MAGO CREATION Co., Ltd. / MAGO Art & Study Institute
Agbogbloshie is an impoverished area in Ghana that is known as the world’s largest graveyard of electronic devices. Under the slogan “Sustainable Capitalism,” artist Nagasaka Mago (MAGO) has set out to change the problems of poverty and the environment in this area with the power of art.
Born in Fukui Prefecture, Japan in 1984, MAGO became a street painter when his company went bankrupt in 2009. In June 2017, he visited Agbogbloshie, an extremly poor Ghanaian neighborhood known as “the world’s largest graveyard of electronics”. He asked himself, “Is it so important for us to create wealth at the expense of these people, who are said to be dying in their 30s from cancer due to breathing a lot of toxic fumes?” He decided to use the power of art to convey this truth to developed countries.