The Saturday Paper, ‘The Influence’

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'The Influence: Ian Strange' by Kate Holden. First published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on April 9, 2022.

"Ian Strange’s artistic investigations of suburban houses draw on Gordon Matta-Clark’s works on the fragility of home. For The Influence, Strange decided to speak about Bingo by Matta-Clark. In 1974 the American artist took a derelict house and cut its facade into rectangles. He put five parts into a sculpture park and exhibited three, commenting, “by undoing a building there are many aspects of the social condition against which I am gesturing”."

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Kate Holden is the author of The Winter Road, winner of the 2021 Walkley Book Award and the 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Nonfiction.