FEB 9 – APR 21, 2019
Desert X, an international, contemporary art exhibition, will focus attention on and create conversation about environmental, social, and cultural conditions of the 21st century as reflected in the greater Palm Springs area. The Coachella Valley 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.

ARTBOUND S9 E2: Desert X
The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley. Art includes Will Boone’s “Monument,” an underground bunker off Ramon Road in Rancho Mirage and Phillip K. Smith III’s “Circle of Land and Sky” in Palm Desert. Desert X is a site-specific biennial exhibition that first took place in the spring of 2017 where artists from different parts of the world were invited to create work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley.

Visible Difference by Jennifer Bolande | Lance Gerber. Source: KCET

The Chickens in Armando Lerma’s ‘La Fiesta en el Desierto’
For Desert X, Armando Lerma created his own mural on half of the El Tepeyac store. Hear the story of his mural’s chickens, how they came to be in his artwork and the artist’s role as a bridge between those who appreciate art and those who are more geared toward business and commerce.

For more details, visit: DESERTX.ORG



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2 thoughts on “DESERT X

  1. Hey, how goes?

    So, is this actually a an event/exhibition or something? Is this something we can actually see? I read this a couple of times, but I’m not quite grasping what it is.


    1. Hey, so I didnt get a chance to make it to the first one, but plan on going to this years. It’s spread out among the Coachella Valley. It’s free and open to anyone. Each artist exhibit will be independent and not all together. So there’s driving involved. I don’t think they’ve posted a list or map or anything like that just yet. There should be a link to a documentary of 2017’s exhibition that is about an hour long. It’s well done and made me super excited about the upcoming one.


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