A robust series of public and educational programs accompanied the Desert X 2021 artists’ projects and helped broaden the exhibition’s reach to regional, international and national audiences. The programs are all available online for free and can be viewed here.
This Land: Making Never Forget
Hear about the complex histories of the land upon which Nicholas Galanin’s project stands
In Conversation: Zahrah Alghamdi and Xaviera Simmons
Zahrah Alghamdi and Xaviera Simmons talk with Steven Biller, Editor-in-Chief of Palm Springs Life Magazine about their creative practice, freedom of expression, relationship to the natural world, teaching, and how they address histories and traditions in their projects for Desert X.
Community Celebration: Frequencies by Oscar Murillo
Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio.
Hundreds of students from Coachella Valley schools received a canvas and art supplies to participate in this project during the run of Desert X 2021
Solidarities: Serge Attukwei Clottey, Christopher Myers, and César García-Alvarez
Artists Serge Attukwei Clottey and Christopher Myers talk with co-curator César García-Alvarez about their projects for the Desert X 2021 exhibition, and how they strive to instigate dialogues between communities across geographies and histories
Videos and voices of Coachella Valley youth.
Giselle Woo and the Night Owls at Vivian Suter’s Tamanrasset
In their first post-pandemic live performance, Coachella Valley-based rock band Giselle Woo and The Night Owls activate Tamanrasset, Vivian Suter’s project for Desert X 2021.
Listening Party: Jackrabbit Homestead
Explore the sonicscape with Kim Stringfellow, Claire Campbell, Jim White and Neville Wakefield
I’m Here to Stay
Performance by Serge Attukwei Clottey
Heavy Metal: Whiteness, Masculinity and The Reparations Framework with Xaviera Simmons
With Xaviera Simmons, Brandon Stosuy, Melissa Auf der Maur, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, and M. Lamar
Mask Craft Activity
with Serge Attukwei Clottey
Pop-In Studio: Kim Stringfellow
Chat with the artist at her work Jackrabbit Homestead for Desert X 2021 in Palm Desert.
Think Together Arts Curriculum
A three-part curriculum with hands-on experiences.
Activists explore strategies for immigration advocacy and community building.
A conversation between an artist, a curator, and a scholar explore the ways borders, laws, and policies shape the lives of immigrant people.
3 by 3: Ghada Amer with Sahar Amer
The Amer siblings explore issues of culture, identity, and the politics of gender.
Desert as Place and Idea: Planning Desert X 2021
In partnership with EXPO Chicago.
The Family Guide is a user-friendly educational tool for visitors to Desert X, and is written in Spanish and English.