Desert X Art Exhibition to Return to the Desert in 2019 - Palm Springs News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

Palm Springs

Desert X Art Exhibition to Return to the Desert in 2019

Posted: Updated:
Palm Springs, CA -

Desert X, a Coachella Valley-based art exhibition that made the desert its canvas earlier this year, will return on Feb. 9, 2019, and run through the end of April of that year, it was announced Monday.

Neville Wakefield, who served as artistic director on the first Desert X, will be back for the second iteration. Organizers said additions to the team include Executive Director Jenny Gil, who was most recently with Faena Art in Miami, and curators Amanda Hunt, director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Matthew Schum, a Los Angeles- based independent writer and curator.

Story: Desert X Traffic Causing Anger in Surrounding Communities

Artists for the 2019 exhibition have not yet been announced. ``The inaugural Desert X was both an honor to work on and an extraordinary journey into the unknown with some of the most significant artists working today. I could not have anticipated the overwhelming response to the exhibition, and the lure of the desert and its endless possibilities continue to inspire me,'' Wakefield said.

``I want to delve even further into its potential and (co-curators) Amanda (Hunt) and Matthew (Schum) bring valuable experience and a deep understanding and passion for presenting work in response to landscape, place and larger social and environmental issues.''

Story: Desert X: Temporary Art Installations You Won't Want To Miss

The inaugural Desert X drew more than 200,000 visitors during its run, with 16 valleywide, ``site-specific'' exhibits on display from as far west as the Whitewater Preserve to as far east as Indio, according to organizers.

Susan Davis, president of the Desert X Board of Directors and Sunnylands' editorial director, said: ``The board and I are thrilled Neville Wakefield is continuing as our artistic director. His inspired vision and sincere empathy for the desert and the community are qualities we wanted to reengage for 2019. With the addition of Jenny Gil, who brings enormous expertise and international knowledge to the organization, and with the talents of Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum, we have a team in place that will enrich and broaden the next Desert X and possibly make it an even larger success than our first.'' For more information, visit https://www.desertx.org .
 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Joshua Tree National Park

    Missing Hikers Bodies Found Embracing Each Other

    Missing Hikers Bodies Found Embracing Each Other

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:26:38 GMT

    Two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree on Sunday are believed to be of the hikers missing since July, Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen of Westminster.  While the San Bernardio County Sheriff's Department says the bodies are at the coroner's office awaiting autopsies and identification, Orbeso's, Gilbert confirmed to KMIR News over the phone the bodies of his son and girlfriend were found in a remote area of Joshua Tree. Orbeso said clothing, water bottles and...

    Two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree on Sunday are believed to be of the hikers missing since July, Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen of Westminster.  While the San Bernardio County Sheriff's Department says the bodies are at the coroner's office awaiting autopsies and identification, Orbeso's, Gilbert confirmed to KMIR News over the phone the bodies of his son and girlfriend were found in a remote area of Joshua Tree. Orbeso said clothing, water bottles and...

  • Coachella

    Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

    Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:57:05 GMT

    County coroners Wednesday released the name of a man killed in a two-car Coachella crash.

    County coroners Wednesday released the name of a man killed in a two-car Coachella crash.

  • Coachella

    Coachella Valley Native Killed Fighting Napa Fire

    Coachella Valley Native Killed Fighting Napa Fire

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:33:51 GMT
    Firefighter Garrett Paiz, a native of the Coachella Valley died in Napa, fighting the fires in Northern California.   On Monday afternoon, Garrett's mother Judi received the call every firefighter's mother dreads, "He says I'm from the Napa Sheriff's Department there's been an accident, and remember just dropping the phone."  The voice on the other end told Judi her 38-year-old son, a contract firefighter was killed when his fire tender truck overt...
    Firefighter Garrett Paiz, a native of the Coachella Valley died in Napa, fighting the fires in Northern California.   On Monday afternoon, Garrett's mother Judi received the call every firefighter's mother dreads, "He says I'm from the Napa Sheriff's Department there's been an accident, and remember just dropping the phone."  The voice on the other end told Judi her 38-year-old son, a contract firefighter was killed when his fire tender truck overt...
Powered by Frankly