Nearly $10 million of the state of California’s $139 billion budget for 2018–19, which Governor Jerry Brown approved on Wednesday, June 27, is being awarded to a new museum dedicated to Chicano art. Designed by wHY and Page & Turnbull, the center is the brainchild of actor and collector Cheech Marin, and will become the home of his seven-hundred-work collection. Marin has partnered with the city of Riverside, California, and the Riverside Art Museumto realise the project.
Perched above the Ping River in Chiang Mai, a city about 300 miles north of Bangkok, wHY's dramatic residence is organized as two pavilions—a main residence and a guest house—the two structures are connected by wooden terraces and are elevated three feet above the ground to safeguard against flooding. Read more here.
As the museum's transformation gets underway (part of wHY's ongoing work at AAM) -- the museum has revealed the concept for its new third floor galleries: "Masterpieces in Context," a new approach to the display and interpretation of the most significant works in the collection. When the museum's third-floor galleries reopen at the end of the year, visitors will find nine key works presented in ways that will expand understanding and deepen appreciation of the AAM's extensive collection. Read more here.
Designed by wHY's Kulapat Yantrasast and Andrija Stojic, the new multi-level gallery not only houses exhibition spaces, but also an academic research center with an archive and library amassed during the gallery’s 20 years, that will be available to both institutions and the public. Read more here.
Ted Loos from the New York Times profiles Kulapat as the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale opens. Read the profile here.
Frieze will launch a new annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles, presented at Paramount Pictures Studios. Premiering February 14 –17, 2019, Frieze Los Angeles will join Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters on the international art world calendar, reflecting Los Angeles’ position as a global arts capital. The fair will be presented at Paramount Pictures Studios, a historic studio lot located in Hollywood, in a bespoke structure designed by wHY. The program will celebrate the exceptionally dynamic and diverse culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts. Read more here.