The 25th of September marked the groundbreaking of the new Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang Pavilion at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. wHY is incredibly excited to kick off what will be an important and well-deserved expansion and renovation for one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the world. More info on the project can be found here.
wHY welcomed Sabiha Rumani Malik of the World Bee Project and artist Lauren Bon to discuss and explore the topic ‘Learning From Bees—Pollinating Culture’ last saturday in Venice. Guests explored the future of pollinators, both of ideas and plants, via Sabiha & Lauren's deep connections to the topic. What is a wHY Salon? Not a lecture, but more of a discussion on specific topics, led by our speakers. The guests are as crucial as the speakers in contributing questions, thoughts and references to the conversation. .
Kulapat and wHY are proud to be part of the host committee for the return of the ICA LA's ever-popular INCOGNITO exhibition and benefit art sale held on Saturday, September 8 in celebration of the museum’s first anniversary in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of established and emerging contemporary artists have contributed 400 original works in 12 x 12 inch format—all priced at $500. More info here.
wHY is one of five design firms shortlisted in the international design competition for Rees Street Park. Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation unveiled ten creative design proposals on July 4, 2018 for York Street Park and Rees Street Park, the two newest additions to the Toronto’s growing collection of beautiful and sustainable public spaces along the city’s main waterfront boulevard, Queens Quay. A new website for the design competition will allow Torontonians to explore the design proposals and provide their feedback online. Visit http://yorkreesparkdesign.ca/ to see the proposals on exhibition.
Kulapat is slated to speak alongside Shigeru Ban, Ellen van Loon, Alice Rawsthorn, Andrea Zittel, Amy Sherlock, Christopher Thomas and Jamie Fobert at the 2018 Frieze Art & Architecture Conference in London, held on October 2nd, 2018 at the Royal Institution in London. The third edition of the Frieze Art & Architecture Conference looks at recent projects from architects around the world to consider how the form and function of cultural institutions are evolving and presents long-term works by artists who are reassessing how and where we live. For more information, and to buy tickets, please see Frieze Academy's website, here.
Kulapat will join Michel Rojkind (Rojkind Arquitectos), Kyle Lommen (Allied Works), and more at AIA Tennessee's 2018 Conference on Architecture. Read an interview with Kulapat on the conference's theme "In Scale" -- here!