AN EXHIBITION BY JAKKAI SIRIBUTR
APRIL 01 – MAY 13, 2017
BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTRE
Jakkai Siributr’s (b.1969) practice explores social contradictions and political frictions in Thailand and Southeast Asia today. Through a combination of irony and empathy, it trains a critical eye on entrenched customs and power-holders, probing legitimacy. Jakkai’s oeuvre, if often textile-rich,encompasses all media of the contemporary, the artist selecting techniques, images, and vernacular materials which operate deliberately as conceptual clues via their embedded cultural references, so communicating complex ideas to broad publics.
In this predominantly new body of work DISPLACED the politics of ethnicity and religion in the art of Jakkai Siributr, curated by Iola Lenzi for BACC, Jakkai extends his investigation of sectarian violence from Thailand to Myanmar.