The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Medford reports on wHY’s new expansion of David Kordansky Gallery in LA’s Mid-Wilshire district. Back in 2014, wHY converted a former martial-arts center into a new home for contemporary art, and the new expansion will create a complex of gallery structures and a courtyard for open-air events. Read the article here.
On 24th January, the City Council of Perm, the planning commission, and members of the public, met to vote on wHY’s design for a major new theatre at the heart of the city. The director of wHY’s New York office and Buildings Workshop, Andrija Stojic, will work closely with wHY’s Landscape Workshop, directed by Mark Thomann, to create an impressive new structure which will serve as a beacon for the emerging arts district along the Kama River. For more information please visit the news site here. Additional project information can be found on the wHY Works Page.
On Sunday 12 January, Kulapat will be joining a panel of designers, scholars, artists and performers at LACMA, to respond to the museum’s major exhibition of work by Julie Mehretu. The program, entitled “In Response: Shifting Architectures and Painted Landscapes,” will explore themes of place, space, and abstraction in Mehretu’s work, and will be facilitated by exhibition curator Christine Y. Kim. More information can be found here.
Kulapat will be giving a talk at The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach on Friday 10 January. The subject? The arts and human flourishing. Join him and the museum’s director, Elliot Bostwick Davis, to discuss how engagement with the arts can radically change the way we live our lives. More information can be found here.
Next month wHY will be honored with Architectural Digest's AD100 Award, celebrating the top 100 design firms in the world. This is wHY's debut feature on the select list of top design talent. The full list can be seen on Architectural Digest's website. wHY's digital debut feature can be read here. Be sure to pick up a January issue of Architectural Digest to see the full profile of the firm.
This month's issue of Document Journal features wHY's rendition of the ideal lunar civilization. The goal of the lunar civilization should not be to replicate but to seek new conditions one is unable to find on earth. The new citizens of the lunar habitation are adapting away from terrestrial constraints such as history, prejudices, and gravity. This new lightness of living is a bold exploration from earthly human conditions. Freedom from gravity should liberate us from common gathering. This new place-making for the lunar citizens enables fresh gathering of the body and the mind; a new human place that could only be made by Lunar lightness. Check out the full issue here.