Yavuz Fine Art is pleased to present internationally acclaimed Thai textile artist Jakkai Siributr in his first solo exhibition in Singapore. Plunder explores the political corruption, transforming religious beliefs and cultural frictions in contemporary Thailand as the Kingdom confronts 21st century reality
The centrepiece of the exhibition is Rape and Pillage, a groundbreaking large-scale installation that examines Thailand’s turbulent political scene. Consisting of 39 white uniforms of the Thai civil service embroidered with the portraits of current and past politicians, including former Prime Minster Thaksin Shinawatra, the work asks audiences to consider and judge the current political system, its representatives, and the latters’ effectiveness in giving voice to Thai citizens.
Also included in the exhibition are a series of commissioned tapestries that investigate heaven and hell in the current Thai context.
Plunder is curated by Iola Lenzi, and is on view from 23 October to 1 December 2013.
The opening reception in the presence of the artist will be held on Tuesday, 22 October from 7 – 9pm at Yavuz Fine Art, SIngapore.
Yavuz Fine Art
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Plunder, solo exhibition by Jakkai Siributr / 23 October – 1 December 2013