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FEB 25
— 
APRIL 30
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 ARTWORKS, 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.

 
 

ARTISTS

 
 
 

DESERT X IS A SITE-SPECIFIC SHOW THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SPRING OF 2017. ARTISTS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD WILL BE INVITED TO MAKE WORK THAT RESPONDS TO THE UNIQUE CONDITIONS OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE SURROUNDING COACHELLA VALLEY. THE DESERT OF DESERT X IS THE BLANK CANVAS UPON WHICH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS - LIKE THE WRITERS, ARCHITECTS, MUSICIANS AND OTHERS BEFORE THEM – WILL BE INVITED TO PROJECT THEIR VISION AND TO CREATE FROM THE EXTRAORDINARY NATURAL
AND SOCIAL HISTORY AROUND THEM OBJECTS AND EXPERIENCES THAT REFLECT UPON THE MATCHLESS SPECTACLE OF THE GEOLOGIC EPIC, THE RADICAL ABSTRACTION OF THE SURROUNDINGS AND THE SINGULAR INCURSIONS OF MAN INTO THE SEEMINGLY BARREN LANDSCAPE. UNIQUE IN THAT IT TAKES THE LANDSCAPE ITSELF AS ITS EXHIBITION SPACE, DESERT X WILL OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE BOTH THE FAMILIAR AND THE UNKNOWN THROUGH THE EYES OF OTHERS. IF THE DESERT IS INDEED GOD WITHOUT MAN, THEN DESERT X IS ART WITHOUT CONSTRAINT.

— NEVILLE WAKEFIELD

 

THE
DESERT
IS GOD WITHOUT MEN. 

— BALZAC