“I am old. The planet is old. And there’s no way to get rid of all this plastic. And we’re shooting the shit into space. I used to want to go to space. For what? To see all this garbage floating by”, the artist once said in an interview. Yuji Agematsu was born in 1956 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, but has been living in Brooklyn, New York since 1980. In his youth, the artist studied with Tokio Hasegawa, the founder of the band Taj Mahal Travellers, and the jazz percussionist and choreographer Milford Graves.
Exhibition build: Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė and Almantas Lukoševičius. Realisation: Almantas Lukoševičius, Jonas Vilkoicas, Ilona Virzinkevič, Audrius Antanavičius and Laura Kaminskaitė. Graphic design: Vytautas Volbekas.
Thanks to Robert Snowden, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Scott Ponik, Julie Peeters, US Embassy, Masterpiece Intl, Alex Ross, Nick Bastis.