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Desert X 2017

February 25 – April 30

Coachella Valley, CA

Curated by Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield.

The Coachella Valley and its desert landscape became the canvas for a curated exhibition of site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects amplified and articulated global and local issues that ranged from climate change to starry skies, from tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming, and golf. The art works, in various indoor and outdoor locations, were available free and offered visitors a way to see the valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists’ creativity and work.

Tavares Strachan, “I am”, Desert X 2017. Photo by David Blank

Tavares Strachan, “I am”, Desert X 2017. Photo by David Blank

Sherin Guirguis, “One I Call”, Desert X 2017

Sherin Guirguis, “One I Call”, Desert X 2017

Will Boone, “Monument”, Desert X 2017

Will Boone, “Monument”, Desert X 2017

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Artists

The following installations remain on view:

  • Jeffrey Gibson’s “Alive” can be seen 24/7 from the street outside the Palm Springs Art Museum. For entry to the sculpture garden and the museum, please check the museum website.
  • Armando Lerma’s “La Fiesta en el Desierto” can be seen 24/7 at 85963 Grapefruit Blvd, Coachella, CA.

Photo by Lance Gerber