This United States museum premier of Australian artist Narelle Jubelin addresses the cross-cultural effects of imperialism, commerce, and native cultures on contemporary art. Her conceptually intricate and beautiful artworks focus on the idea of cultural “exchange,” and the way in which “superior” culture is seen as having emanated west from Europe (the Old World) to America (the New World) and then to the Southern Hemisphere (the Third World). Jubellin has been an artist in residence in Chicago for three months prior to her exhibition in order to study Chicago’s architectural heritage as a source material for the artwork in her exhibition. Her installation links Chicago and Australia through Walter Burley Griffith and Marion Mahoney Griffith, Anais Nin, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Jane Addams.
Traveled to the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York