Disturbed Home is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s architectural interventions, including photographic and filmic interpretations of those structural works. Highlighting projects of the past twelve years and spanning geographies from Strange’s native Australia, to New Zealand, Japan, Poland, and the United States, Strange’s provocative transformations of damaged or abandoned homes unlock themes of social upheaval and geographic displacement caused by a variety of factors-economic blight, environmental disaster, and social migrations.
Published on the occasion of exhibitions at the 2020 Perth Festival and the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial, Disturbed Home features lucid commentary and original imagery on numerous distinct projects. Also included are scholarly essays by FotoFocus artistic director and curator Kevin Moore and Britt Salvesen, curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Essays address Strange’s practice within traditions of street art, photography, film, public sculpture, and dance performance.
About the artist:
Ian Strange is from Western Australia and now lives and works between Melbourne and New York. He is best known for community-based, monumental, site-specific architectural interventions carried out in the United States and New Zealand, in which he alters full-scale residential homes to reveal layers of history and aspiration hidden behind the conventional facades of suburban life. The resulting film and photographic works have been exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria and Canterbury Museum. Strange has on-going collaborations with the contemporary dance company Chunky Move and its Dutch creative director Anouk Van Dijk, and with American fashion designer and artist Virgil Abloh.
Published June 2022 by Damiani Editore
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