Lexus Art Series: Art & Innovation Talks by Whitewall
Whitewall & Lexus Present Discussion Series at Faena in Miami
December 06, 2017
MIAMI (Dec. 6, 2017)--Whitewall, in partnership with Lexus, is happy to announce the second edition of Lexus Art Series: Art and Innovation talks during Art Basel in Miami Beach. The unique series of four conversations features an international group of global art leaders and will take place Wednesday December 6th and Thursday December 7th, in the screening room of Faena Miami Beach. While discussing key topics relevant to art and design, attendees will hear from some of today’s most recognized and celebrated art world pioneers.
This year’s series will include Kevin Hunter, President of CALTY Design Research. The studio is behind some of the most innovative new designs from Toyota and Lexus, including the Lexus LF-LC prototype car that preceded this year’s LC 500 luxury coupe.
“We welcome the opportunity to once again partner with Whitewall on the Art & Innovation Talks,” said Nancy Hubbell, senior manager, Lexus Communications. “Following the success of last year’s series, we wanted to underscore our commitment to the art & innovation dialogue by inviting our own design studio, CALTY Design Research to participate. We look forward to once again hosting some of the most engaging conversations in art today.”
“We are very happy and proud to continue this collaboration with Lexus to bring new and interesting subjects to the forefront of the art world at one of the major moments of the art calendar,” said Founder and CEO of Whitewall, Michael Klug.
Wednesday, Dec 6th, 3pm & 4pm
Supporting Emerging Artists in 2018: Alternatives to Patronage
Panelists: Artist Enoc Perez; Patton Hindle, Director of Arts at Kickstarter; and Sarah Arison, President of Arison Arts
Moderator: Bettina Korek, Founder of For Your Art
From idea to Mass Productions: The journey of Artists and Designers
Panelists: Kevin Hunter, President of CALTY Design Research; Sebastian Leon, designer & artist; and Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordjin, Founders/Designers at Studio Drift
Moderator: Tamara Warren, Senior Editor, The Verge
Thursday, Dec 7th, 10am & 11am
Art as activism: The role of the Feminist Artist
Panelists: Zoe Buckman, artist; Casey Fremont, Executive Director, Art Production Fund; and Jasmine Wahi, Founder and Director of the Project For Empty Space
Moderator: Katy Donoghue, Editor In Chief, Whitewall Magazine
New cultural hubs: How Art transforms Neighborhoods
Panelists: Alec Monopoly, artist; Dan Borelli, Director of Exhibitions at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design; and Kevin Hunter, President of CALTY Design Research
Moderator: Josh Rubin, Founder and Editor In Chief, COOL HUNTING
Whitewall is an independent contemporary art and luxury lifestyle magazine. Published quarterly since March 2006,Whitewall has set new standards for high-end publications. The magazine aims to go beyond the stark white walls of the art gallery to reveal the personalities that shape the art world and other creative industries. In 2014, Whitewalllaunched the ultimate art fair companion, Whitewaller, a print and digital publication that offers insight into the global art calendar. Whitewaller is an easy-to-use city guide offering original content, practical fair and exhibition information, and listings of top restaurants, hotels, bars, and shopping venues.
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior, and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance.
Faena is a groundbreaking new venue district build around the main property the hotel and the residential tower alongside the Forum dedicated to the development of cultural programming that transcends disciplines and encourages collaborations across artistic, intellectual, and geographic boundaries. Designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA, the 50,000 square-foot building located on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach opened earlier this year. The mission of Faena Forum is to catalyze experimentation within and across artistic disciplines, and foster cross-cultural collaborations among artists throughout the Western Hemisphere.