The Monthly, "Where we Live" by Richard King
Ian Strange’s latest exhibition, ISLAND, explores our complex relationship with the family home.
"...Strange now seems to have synthesised these emphases into a single, sad acknowledgement that the system that makes a fetish of the house is the same one that underwrites our anxiety about residential property. That he is mining a rich seam is not to be doubted. The subprime bubble, housing affordability, the Grenfell Tower fire in London: all of these phenomena are signs of a system that invites us to think of property not as a pillar of the settled life but an asset to be borrowed against and a tool of financial speculation."
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