A CONVENIENT SUNSET / HOLDUP
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This book was published to coincide with
A CONVENIENT SUNSET | A CONVENIENT HOLDUP
at Bangkok CityCity Gallery
Editions of 200 copies
“There are approximately 10,268 7-Eleven stores in Thailand with an average of 11.8 million daily visitors (2019). 7-Eleven stores operate 24 hours per day and have become a common sight within the urban landscape.” — Miti Ruangkritya
The glare of colored neon from Thailand’s favorite convenience store chain–illuminated strips of orange, white and green anchored by a logo – is an image as ubiquitous in the Thai urbanscape as the daily sunset. In Ruangkritya’s new exhibition, the bright, crisp, hyper-vivid images of near-identical 7-Eleven stores taken during the golden hour arrive with an unlikely soulmate: a set of rough, grainy, pixelated CCTV screengrabs documenting robbery attempts of 7-Eleven stores by helmeted desperadoes, knife-wielding petty thieves or armed and hooded muggers.