Desert X Highlighted in New Season of Arts and Culture Series ARTBOUND Returning to KCET and Link TV March 6

Burbank, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2018 - KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, has announced the return of Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND. The series examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators making an impact in Southern California and beyond. KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410) will premiere the series on Tues., Mar. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode will also be streaming online following its broadcast on and as well as on Amazon, YouTube, Roku and Apple TV.

Many episodes this season are produced in association with Southern California’s most admired arts and culture institutions including LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), The Autry Museum of the American West and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles).


“Desert X” – Tues, Mar 13 at 9pm.

Taking the vast, strange and often contradictory desert landscape as its canvas, the inaugural Desert X, curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield, explored the familiar and the unknown through an exhibition of public art installations situated at sites across the California Desert. Installations featured include Will Boone's Monument, an underground bunker located off Ramon Road in Rancho Mirage, Sherin Guirguis’s One I Call at Whitewater Preserve, Claudia Comte’s Curves and Zig Zags and Phillip K. Smith III's The Circle of Land and Sky in Palm Desert. Desert X is a site-specific, contemporary art biennial that first took place in the spring of 2017. Sixteen artists from different parts of the world were invited to create new works in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley.  There will be a screening of the episode available to the public:

Palm Springs Premiere
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
2:30pm Doors
3pm Screening (55min)
4pm Q&A
4:15-5pm Reception
RSVP is now closed
Free Admission


“Electric Earth: The Art of Doug Aitken” – Tues., Mar. 20 at 9 p.m.

This episode profiles prominent artist Doug Aitken who for more than 20 years has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings and architectural works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition. In “Underwater Pavilions,” he creates a conversation with the viewer to become fully present and immersed in the sea. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA recently housed the exhibit “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth”. Aitken has shown that the aforementioned works were impressive jumping off points to his newer work in different and dramatic locations on the West Coast that include “Mirage” in Palm Springs as a part of the inaugural Desert X.

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ARTBOUND is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the California Arts Council and other generous institutional funders.

The critically acclaimed weekly television series and online destination ARTBOUND captures the spirit of the burgeoning arts and culture community in Southern and Central California and explores how it's shaping California as the creative capital of the world. The series explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how arts and culture affect society. The series and the online stories that are found at and are the result of cultural tastemakers throughout the region and collaborations with LA’s top cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2012, the series has earned high industry praise including several Emmy® Awards, LA Press Club awards, two Golden Mike awards and a National Entertainment Journalism award, among others. ASCAP has recognized ARTBOUND with the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award for outstanding music.

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Jenny Gil