What: Desert X is a collection of beautiful art installations in the desert.
Where: Coachella Valley, CA.
When: February 9th to April 21st, 2019.
- Download the free app with the map of all the art installations + free description and explanations of the pieces of art.
- Desert X is free and open to the public!! Yeahh!!!! 🙂
If you are in the Coachella Valley area, whether for Coachella or any other events, please don’t miss DESERT X!
Desert X is an annual event with amazing art installations spread throughout the desert and it changes every year!
Here is a list of all the installations you will find:
- Ace Hotel & Swim Club (Room 119) – Desert X Hub
- Specter – Sterling Ruby
- Going Nowhere Pavillon – Julian Hoeber
- Ghost Palm – Kathleen Ryan
- Revolutions – Nancy Baker Cahill
- Western Flag – John Gerrard
- Peace Is The Only Shelter – Mary Kelly
- Wormhole – Cinthia Marcelle
- Jacrabbit, Cottontail and Spirits of the Desert – Cara Romero
- Lover’s Rainbow – Pia Camil
- Surrogates – Iman Issa
- It Exists In Many Forms – Postcommodity
- Dive in – Superflex
- Recapturing Memories Of The Black Art – Gary Simmons
- Us In the Shape Of Clouds – Armando Lerma
If you plan to visit all the installations, be aware it’s going to take more than a day as they are spread all over the valley.
We didn’t have much time as our main reason to be in the desert was Coachella, so I picked the ones I personally loved the most:
- Lover’s Rainbow
Historically, rainbows have symbolized rain and fertility. Located in the desert, Lover’s Rainbow represents a way to re-insert hope into the land and to throw light onto the current immigration policies. After all, according to the artist, going in search of the rainbow in the desert highlights its symbolic power to re-establish hope, love and inclusiveness.
I loved this fluorescent orange/redish monolith in the middle of the desert with the constrast of the snowcapped mountains in the background.
- Ghost Palm
20 feet tall (6m), Ghost Palm is made of steel, plastic and glass. It stands in midldle of the desert and it’s a meticulous reconstruction of the largest palm species native to California. The amazing thing is that it looks almost invisible due to its transparent structure and it becomes visible only when it catches reflections of the sun.
A very innovative way to appreciate art, the desert offers a lot more than just Coachella, so don’t miss it while it’s still on!!!