Jakkai Siributr

Jakkai Siributr: Karma Cash & Carry

April 22, 2010 — June 25, 2010


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Yantra, 2010

mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas

64 x 63 in. (162.5 x 160 cm)

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Fast Money I, 2010

mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas

49 x 43 in. (125 x 110 cm)

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Fast Money II, 2010

mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas

43 x 41 in. (110 x 104 cm)

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Karma Cash & Carry, 2010

assemblage of bamboo and eucalyptus, and found objects, some with gold leaf

dimensions variable, approx. 59 x 47 x 39 in. (150 x 120 x 100 cm)

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Recession, 2010

various materials, safety pins, thread, found objects

122 x 106 in. (310 x 270 cm)

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Memento Mori, 2010

embroidery on canvas and various fabrics

46 ½ x 58 in. (118 x 147 cm)

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Jataka, 2010

mixed media on canvas

74 ½ x 78 ½ in. (190 x 200 cm)

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Somdet, 2010

amulets and thread

34 ½ x 36 ½ in. (88 x 93 cm)

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Yantra II, 2010

mixed fabrics and sequins on canvas

42 ½ x 43 in. (108 x 110 cm)

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Red Buddha, 2010

crochet, bumperstickers, thread

84 ½ x 84 ½ in. (215 x 215 cm)

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18/28, 2010

video, metal box, figurines

42 ½ x 23 ½ x 23 ½ in. (108 x 60 x 60 cm)

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1893, 2010

embroidery on canvas and various fabrics

50 x 70 in. (127 x 178 cm)

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Installation View of "Karma Cash & Carry" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 22 - June 25, 2010

 

 

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Installation View of "Karma Cash & Carry" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 22 - June 25, 2010

 

 

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Installation View of "Karma Cash & Carry" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 22 - June 25, 2010

 

 

Works

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Jakkai Siributr is one of Southeast Asia’s leading contemporary artists working primarily in the textile medium. His fascination with textiles and embroidery began as a child in Bangkok, and he went on to study textile design in college and graduate school in the United States before returning to Thailand. He is noted for producing meticulously handmade tapestry and installation works that make powerful statements about religious, social, and political issues in contemporary Thailand. A main preoccupation of his art is the interaction of Buddhism and materialism in modern life, and the everyday popular culture of Thailand.

Karma Cash & Carry features a new series of textile compositions alongside installation and video works. Alluding to the way contemporary Thai popular religion incorporates such practices as fortune telling and winning lottery number prediction, Jakkai organizes the exhibition around his conception of a karmic convenience store, where merit can be bought and sold. He makes use of found objects associated with bringing good fortune, integrating them into his elaborate compositions of Thai fabrics, embroidery, and hand stitched sequined work. Jakkai’s hand stitching is an incredibly detailed and time consuming process – which he likens to a meditative practice – and this limits his annual production to only a handful of works. He maintains a rigorous connection to traditional Thai craft techniques while making a strong commentary on contemporary issues. The current exhibition marks a continued exploration of new themes and technical formats, with textile works that break out of the rectilinear tapestry form to create free-flowing shapes. He also introduces video for the first time in his oeuvre, as well as larger scale sculptural installation work.

Jakkai has received increasing critical attention since his 2008 solo exhibition with Tyler Rollins Fine Art. A highlight of 2009 was his participation as a featured artist in the 2009 Asian Art Biennial at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, where he was shown with noted artists from across Asia, such as Subodh Gupta and Xu Bing. A group exhibition in Thailand presented his works alongside those of multimedia artists from Thailand and India. And in the United States, his works were on exhibit in Miami and at the Rubin Museum in New York. We are pleased to have him back in New York for his second solo exhibition here at the gallery.

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

GENERAL PRESS

Art in America, The Fabric of Memory

November, 2014


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Bangkok Post, Sewn in

June, 2014


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Art in America, Dueling Visions at Art Basel Hong Kong

May, 2014


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The Magazine Art Insight, Weaving Dissent

May, 2014


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m-est, Conversation: Jakkai Siributr and Elif Gül Tirben

March, 2014


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Surface Design, Jakkai Siributr

2014


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Bangkok Post, Needling, Thailand’s Looters

November, 2013


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Exploring the Cosmos

2013


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The Straits Times, A matter of life and death

December, 2012


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Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Jakkai Siributr

2012


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Frieze, Jakkai Siributr: The Art Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

October, 2011


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The Examiner San Francisco, Modern ‘Buddha Presence’ at Asian Art Museum

September, 2011


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ARTnews – Critic’s Pick, Jakkai Siributr

June, 2011


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Treasures (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Magazine), Here/Not Here

January, 2011


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Art in America, Bangkok Report

June, 2010


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Truly Truthful exhibition (Miami)

December, 2009


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2009 Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan, Jakkai Siributr

October, 2009


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Conde Nast Traveler, Eat, Pray, Love: A Continent In Three Journeys

September, 2009


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Time Magazine, Southeast Asia’s Fresh Palette

December, 2008


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Fiber Arts, Jakkai Siributr: Strange Land

2006


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Asian Art News, Jakkai Siributr at the Intercontinental Hotel

2004


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Flavours: Thai Contemporary Art, Jakkai Siributr

2003


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