“Siam Discovery: Discovery Street Culture” at the Bangkok mall from March 11 to 27 features the work of New York City graffiti artist UFO907 for the first time in Thailand.
Mounted in collaboration with the Chin gallery of urban contemporary art, the “Zero to Hero” exhibition has Siam Piwat Retail Holding chief executive Usara Yongpiyakul excited.
“Siam Discovery the Exploratorium is a lifestyle lab where everyone is welcome to experiment with their creativity and imagination, where every square metre is filled with stimulating experiences,” she says.
“Siam Discovery keeps up to date with every emerging trend, and street culture is big right now, so we’re inviting everyone to ‘come play with us’. We’ve selected the most prominent parts of street culture from around the world, from art and culture to fashion.”
UFO907 emerged in the 1990s with his signature UFO spaceships rendered in murals on public walls, abandoned buildings, homes and public transportation vehicles.
The exhibition has samples of his New York street art and his studio-oriented pieces such as “907 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” and “Mind Detergent, as well as never-before-seen sculptures.
“Mini Fibreglass Sculpture” has been reproduced in a limited number of 69 pieces.
Also on the schedule is the launch of Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Rip N Dip with images of Lord Nermal and Lil Mayo featured on all the merchandise –clothing, toys, accessories and miscellany.
And check out the newly revamped casualwear-multiwear store CAZH, where there’ll be workshops and activities all year round. That’s in the ground-floor Street Lab.