Curator: Isabel Carlos
The work of Narelle Jubelin (Sydney, 1960) is characterised by a complex intersecting of cultural references to objects, artefacts and architecture which deliberately retain their uniqueness while simultaneously remaining cohesive as a whole. The use of embroidery as an expressive medium has been one of the artistic hallmarks of her work from the start. More recently, she has also begun to use video in order to reflect on architecture, particularly of the modernist sort.
The title of the exhibition in Portuguese plays on the double meaning of the word planta, which means both a plant in a garden and the plan of a building. The translation (another area of Jubelin's work to which she pays particular attention) into English - Plants and Plans - makes this clear. The artist, who has been living in Madrid since 1995, will create a dialogue, sometimes imbued with a certain tension, between her work and the architecture of the CAM.