In The Press: Patrick talks to MIX on the new curation at x+why with award-winning Squire + Partners
Home to one of our most exciting art collections to date, x+why offer coworking which unites purpose-driven businesses, inspires growth and amplifies successes – both small and staggering. Their flagship x+why in Whitechapel reimagines the purpose of coworking, championing wellness, courage, creativity and collaboration and cleverly combining design, tech, culture, wellbeing and community.
The ARTIQ collection at x+why is inspired by purpose and innovation, with each piece hand-selected for its ability to reflect the dynamicity and vibrancy of a blended space and to enhance the wellness of each area, encouraging conversation, inspiration and interaction.
Patrick was delighted to join leading commercial interiors publication, MIX on a walk-through the project to discuss the art in the collection, joining award-winning designers, Squire & Partners and x+why to chat more about this special project. Read the article in full now:
‘A huge amount of thought and attention has been put into the fantastic selection of artwork throughout the space. ARTIQ, which was set up by Patrick a decade ago, provides artists with not only great exposure – but also a fair deal.
‘When we set out on the x+why project, we discussed that the main objective was to create a curation that showed a diverse range of artists in both styles and media,’ Patrick tells us. ‘Creating a narrative, which represented x+why’s ethos was important. We were also keen to pick up on the various hubs within x+why, allowing the art to set the tone for what the space is used for. Each piece was hand-selected for its ability to reflect the dynamic and vibrant nature of the space and to enhance the wellbeing aspect of each area, encouraging conversation, inspiration and interaction. The curation deliberately features work that is diverse in both medium and in terms of artist background and spans the entire building, carrying narratives and themes from the public areas throughout the meeting rooms and event spaces.’
As part of the ARTIQ Experience programme, a quarterly rotating exhibition can be seen in the event and wellness space. Furthermore, Patrick tells us that ARTIQ loved the space so much that he decided to move in, bringing the team’s own purpose-driven creativity and collaboration into the community.’