Matrilineal: Book Launch & Talk — Touching Images: Between Personal and National History

27 April 2024



We are pleased to launch the publication Matrilineal by Jakkai Siributr, produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title. In line with 100 Tonson Foundation’s dedication to research and education, the publication features specially commissioned essays by John Clark, Chairat Polmuk, and the curator of the exhibition, Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani. Each essay offers intriguing perspectives on Siributr's works and practice, the utilization of the photographic archive, and the conceptual framework of the show. The book’s concept, design, and layout are masterfully crafted by K Kelvin Studio.

Jakkai Siributr

Produced by 100 Tonson Foundation
Printed by Parbpim Printing
Bangkok, Thailand

English & Thai
25 x 17.5 cm, digital print
132 pages

THB 630
Edition limited to 200 copies

*Available for sale at the Foundation or e-mail to to order.

Richly illustrated, the essays anchor reflections on Siributr’s oeuvre, from his textile practice to his socially engaged and archival approach to art. With Matrilineal, in fact, the scope of Siributr’s works fully matures into a manifestly personal-decidedly public, female-centered narrative of his family – specifically on the Svasti women – and on the awareness of the impermanence of life.


To celebrate the launch of the publication, the talk focuses on the role of the photographic archive as a source of inspiration for the artist to create his large tapestries and embroideries featured in Matrilineal. In relation to their scholarly and artistic practices, writer Chairat Polmuk, whose essay in the publication “Touching History: On Jakkai Siributr’s Matrilineal,” explores the intertwining realms of personal and public history. Additionally, a conversation with artists Prateep Suthathongthai and Manit Sriwanichpoom will elucidate their artistic practices with history and archives, adding layers of depth to our reflections on family history. The talk was moderated by Thiti Teeraworawit, Gallery Manager of HOP – Hub of Photography, and followed by a Q&A session.


About The Speakers


Chairat Polmuk
Chairat Polmuk is an Assistant Professor in literary studies at the Department of Thai, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, where he teaches Southeast Asian languages and literature, cultural theory, and media studies. He received a PhD in Asian Literature, Religion and Culture from Cornell University. His research focuses on affective and intermedial aspects of post-Cold War literature and visual culture, especially in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. He is a member of the editorial collective of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia.



Manit Sriwanichpoom
Manit Sriwanichpoom is a contemporary photographer who has been creating art for over 40 years. His works have been collected by numerous international museums. Manit is also a curator and researcher of Thai photographic history. His exhibition and book, "Rediscovering Thai Masters of Photography," are considered significant works that inspire the study of photographic history in Southeast Asia. Manit is also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and serves as the director of Kathmandu Photo Gallery.



Prateep Suthathongthai
Prateep Suthathongthai acquired a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) from Silpakorn University. His works deploy the technique of photography by using film strips and creating large-scale site-specific photo installations. After relocating to the Northeastern region, Prateep has been interested in the disputable history. He returned to paintings in his solo exhibition “A Little Rich Country” (2018) at 100 Tonson Gallery and “Old Wound” (2022) at SAC Gallery. He painted the life-size cover of books and printed matters circulated during World War 2 reflecting the production of propaganda and collective memories controlled by the state.

Prateep has numerous solo exhibitions with 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok and he has participated in many international art festivals including Busan Biennale 2008 (Busan, 2008), Singapore Biennale 2013 (Singapore Art Museum, 2013), Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 (The Prelude One Bangkok, Bangkok, 2020) among others. Prateep is currently teaching at the Faculty of Fine-Applied Arts and Cultural Sciences, Mahasarakham University.


Thiti Teeraworawit
A curator and independent artist, holds a degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Art, and Design at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. His journey began as a curator in group exhibitions, stemming from his Thesis Project. He later became a curator of the "Secret Body" exhibition at WHOOP!, an exhibition room in HOP Hub of Photography. Thiti further expanded his role as a co-curator in the "BLOSSOM BODIES" exhibition at AVANI+ RIVERSIDE BANGKOK.

Thiti's interest lies in presenting art from diverse perspectives and exploring the possibilities of contemporary art presentation on thought-provoking issues, delving into the content of the exhibition and the artists' works.


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