Thai textile art making a potent point

WITH a simple technique and an age-old tradition that's more associated with craft, Thai artist Jakkai Siributr is keen to push textile art to the next level. Not in terms of design, but with the use of textile as a medium for contemporary art. Instead of embroidery for decoration, it is embroidery for change, loaded with socio-political messages.

Siributr was last seen at this year's Art Stage Singapore showcased as part of Project Stage, a curated platform dedicated to young cutting-edge artists and interesting galleries in the Asia-Pacific art scene.

He was presented by Yavuz Fine Art, which is also representing the 44-year- old artist in his first solo in Singapore now. is a continuation of...

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