A SITE-SPECIFIC, INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART
EXHIBITION FOR THE CALIFORNIA DESERT
ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND OPENING EVENT SCHEDULE
OPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9–SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
Palm Springs, Calif., – Desert X, one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year, will open its second edition on February 9–April 21, 2019.
Free and open to the public, the recurring international contemporary art exhibition is curated by returning Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and 2019 Co-Curators Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum, and will activate the desert landscape through nineteen site-specific installations and performances by some of today’s most recognized international contemporary artists, including:
Iván Argote, Steve Badgett & Chris Taylor, Nancy Baker Cahill, Cecilia Bengolea, Pia Camil, John Gerrard, Julian Hoeber, Jenny Holzer, Iman Issa, Mary Kelly, Armando Lerma, Eric N. Mack, Cinthia Marcelle, Postcommodity, Cara Romero, Sterling Ruby, Kathleen Ryan, Gary Simmons and Superflex.
The exhibition will explore ideas of site-specificity, the frame of post-institutional art and the interactive possibilities that attend it. Diversifying the range of media presented in 2017, Desert X 2019 will add film projects and evolving, process-driven works to its presentation, which will span fifty miles across the Coachella Valley and beyond, expanding to the south to explore the ecological bellwether of the Salton Sea, and further across the border into Mexico.