Site and landscape specific biennial art exhibition Desert X which first took place back in 2017, has seen a great response as they ask artists to create across the desert landscapes of the Coachella Valley. for 2019 the biennial outdoor exhibition launches on 9 February and features 19 site-specific installations and performances by artists from around the world. The works of art will span 50 miles across the Coachella Valley and, new this year, expand south to the Salton Sea and Mexico
Mexican artist, Pia Camil, will re-create a rebar rainbow structure that she originally erected in Baja; American neo-conceptual artist, Jenny Holzer, who uses words in public spaces to evoke a reaction will project words onto the mountains; local artist Armando Lerma is the only returning artist to Desert X and will once again paint a mural onto a water tank inspired by animals and plants and Californian native, Kathleen Ryan, erect a soaring sculpture of a translucent palm tree of steel and plastic. The Salton Sea has become of particular interest this year representing the extreme conditions of the desert. Architect Chris Taylor and artist Steve Badgett will collaborate on a floating laboratory that documents underwater scenes that will be displayed at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area Visitor Centre.
Notes: What: Desert X – the biennial outdoor art exhibition, Where: Greater Palm Springs, from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea and Mexico, When: 9 February – 21 April 2019
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