Available until May 7, don’t miss out on the Desert X 2023 Coachella installations
If you’re in town this season for the upcoming annual music festivals in Indio, California, you may not want to miss out on the Desert X 2023 Coachella installations located across Coachella Valley. The immersive Desert X art exhibition debuted in the historic Saudi Arabian city of AIUIa last year is now returning to Coachella Valley, and will feature works by eleven artists spanning from North America, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
Around the world, deserts with temperate climates give rise to distinct social formations in addition to physical adaptations and survival structures. The artwork intends to operate as self-awareness tools by helping spectators understand the forces we exert here on earth and the effect that we have as a collective.
Desert X 2023 Coachella installations co-curator Diana Campell writes: “Contrary to the archetype, a desert is not defined by the absence of water. The desert landscape is formed by the memory of water. I am inspired by water cycles, how water moves across solid, liquid, and gas states, and I hope that the show will help us imagine how our energy has a transference far beyond what we see just in front of us in our own localities in the here and now.”
Visitors can find various stories told in a variety of media scattered throughout the valley, such as Gerald Clarke’s Immersion structure maze, Matt Johnson’s Sleeping Figure of international shipping containers, Héctor Zamora’s performance art, and Tyre Nichols’ roadside billboards.
Check out the full list of participating artists for the Desert X 2023 Coachella installations below.
- Rana Begum
- Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio
- Gerald Clarke
- Paloma Contreras Lomas
- Torkwase Dyson
- Mario Garcia Torres
- Matt Johnson
- Tyre Nichols
- Tschabalala Self