25 Feb, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 30 Jul, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Fresh off the streets from its much-hyped debut in Los Angeles, Sneakertopia makes its Asian premiere at the ArtScience Museum this February. This new experiential sneaker and street culture exhibition, which blends art, culture, fashion, and innovation, is the first immersive, large-scale exhibition on sneakers to make landfall in Singapore.
An ode to their love of sneakers, Sneakertopia was founded by Emmy Award-winning producer Steve Harris and Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Steve Brown in 2019 to provide a platform where their passion for sneakers can be shared with diverse audiences around the world.
Featuring over 100 limited-edition sneakers from some of the most iconic brands in the industry, this much-anticipated exhibition brings together artists, creatives, contributors and brands, to enchant sneaker enthusiasts and casual fans alike. There will also be close to 50 murals, installations, designs and displays related to entertainment, sports, film, art, and other genres on display.
In addition to showcasing works by 13 top US creatives such as McFlyy, Michael Murphy and Mimi Yoon – who explore American street and pop culture through their pieces – this iteration of Sneakertopia shines a spotlight on creative practices from across Singapore and Southeast Asia, offering insights into the regional street culture scene.
16 Singaporean and locally-based creatives including artists Jahan Loh, Sam Lo, Soph O, Kristal Melson and Juls, as well as contemporary art and design collective PHUNK are represented, with renowned sneaker artist and streetwear designer Mr. Sabotage also showcasing his personal archive of vintage Air Jordan Ones and full collection of original Dunks.
Another highlight of Sneakertopia is the never-before-seen artworks by smoluk and Tommii Lim, who will be creating new site-related works specially for the Asian premiere of the show.
Prior to its Asian debut, Sneakertopia had a successful launch in Los Angeles, followed by two pop-up experiences at the Chongqing Jiebeifang International Consumer Festival in China in October 2021 and at Culture Cartel in Singapore in December 2022.
Organised by SPACElogic with partners Gushcloud International and SL Experiences, this fresh iteration of Sneakertopia promises to be a colourful larger-than-life celebration of the art and culture of sneakers.
Tickets are available for purchase from 26 January at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website. Due to limited capacity and timed entry of the exhibition, guests are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online prior to their visit.
Featured image: Marina Bay Sands