Project Concept, Cincinnati
Ian Strange: Disturbed Home
Edited and essay by Kevin Moore and essay by Britt Salvesen
Exhibition and publication, postponed to October, 2022
Gothic Gate near Poughkeepsie, New York, 1931
Gelatin silver print
Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Ian Strange: 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, Ian Strange: Disturbed Home features lucid commentary and original imagery on numerous distinct projects, including renderings for Strange’s Fall 2022 project in Cincinnati, Ohio, addressing the biennial’s theme, light &. 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 Department of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Essays address Strange’s practice within traditions of Land art, photography, public sculpture, and architectural and environmental studies.