Ralph Nauta, Isolde Brielmaier, and Troy SimmonCourtesy of Lexus.

Ralph Nauta, Isolde Brielmaier, and Troy Simmon
Courtesy of Lexus.

Isolde BrielmaierCourtesy of Lexus.

Isolde Brielmaier
Courtesy of Lexus.

Ralph NautaCourtesy of Lexus.

Ralph Nauta
Courtesy of Lexus.

Troy SimmonsCourtesy of Lexus.

Troy Simmons
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the LC Convertible ConceptCourtesy of Lexus.

the LC Convertible Concept
Courtesy of Lexus.

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Artist as Disrupter: Creating for the Next Generation

Last week in Miami, Whitewall continued its partnership with Lexus for the “Lexus Art Series: Art and Innovation Talks with Whitewall.” Now in its fourth edition, the series was held over two days, hosted at Design Miami/.

The panels kicked off on Tuesday afternoon, during the fair’s vernissage, with the panel “Artist as Disrupter: Creating for the Next Generation.” The curator, professor, and cultural strategist Isolde Brielmaier moderated a conversation between artist Troy Simmons and Studio Drift’s Ralph Nauta. The discussion touched upon moving between artistic mediums, creating work that exists physically and digitally, and the ways in which artists are connecting with a wider audience. Simmons and Nauta shared the origins of their studio practice, the evolution of their oeuvre, and how they intend for their work to engage with the public.


Below, is the full conversation.



Lexus was the official automotive partner for the fair for a second time, and this year presented “SUNSHOWER,” an installation designed by Nao Tamura featuring the LC Convertible Concept. The project was curated by Design Miami/ Curatorial Director Aric Chen and curator and author Maria Cristina Didero.



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