On View Now: Two Shows on Domesticity and the Housing Crisis
By Farah Abdessamad for Observer
October 12, 2023
In a pandemic era, where the meanings of home have come to embody a shifting significance, the housing crisis continues to exclude and marginalize many. This directs to a timeliness in redefining our relationship with interiors—physical and symbolic. Two shows in Philadelphia and Ridgefield, Connecticut, do just that as they touch upon the question of what it means to have a home in today’s world.
The group show “Moveables” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) presents sculptures and films of five artists who consider the functionality of furniture and homes at the intersection of art and design.