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 Guirguisís One I Call at Whitewater Preserve, Claudia Comteís 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.
DIRECTOR: Christopher Hawthorne