Desert X will be staged in the Coachella Valley, which stretches east and south from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. It is a desert environment, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the United States. Long a sacred site and home to the Native American tribe of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, it has become known for tourism, camping, hiking and golf, its rich modern architectural history, as well as for entertainers and politicians who have enjoyed this vibrant area.
During three months in 2017, the Coachella Valley and its desert landscape will become the canvas for a curated exhibition of site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects will amplify and articulate global and local issues that may range 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, will be available free and will offer visitors a way to see the Valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists’ creativity and work.Read More