The wHY-designed "Marciano Art Foundation is not alone in going the historical route. Several new arts institutions in development that will expand the city’s museum landscape have opted to reimagine existing buildings rather than build sleek new ones." Read more at The New York Times (Image Credit: Emily Berl for The New York Times)
Maile Pingle discovers that "a portfolio dominated by major cultural commissions has honed his [Kulapat's] belief that contemporary architecture must integrate with public interest and elevate the human experience."
Brook Hazelton, president of the Americas for Christie’s, notes that “there was a natural affinity toward wHY’s design. And a real comfort level in working with the architect and team—it was a natural fit.” Read more at Robb Report.
The two-story space, which has been designed by the Los Angeles- and New York-based firm wHY, will host private selling exhibitions, public exhibitions of touring auction highlights, live-streams of auctions from Christie’s 12 salesrooms worldwide, social events and educational programmes. Read more at The Art Newspaper
Los Angeles’ ever-expanding museum landscape spreads a little farther come spring with the opening of the Marciano Art Foundation. The contemporary art museum from Guess co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano will show painting, sculpture and photography along with installation, performance and multimedia works in a renovated former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard near Koreatown. The big question: Just how hungry is Los Angeles for contemporary art? Read the full piece here.
wHY’s redesign of Kentucky’s oldest art museum consists of what the firm calls acupuncture architecture—a series of precise interventions meant to modernize and bring new life to what was a rather predictable, if noble, institution. It’s not predictable anymore. See the rest here.