ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON GOLDEN STATE IN FEBRUARY 2019.
“While much of the work may aspire to timelessness, the underlying currents that ebb and flow seem anything but,” says Desert X 2019 artistic director Neville Wakefield. “From here amid the vast exhaustion of the desert we find, in the attention that the art demands we give it, the most sensitive barometers of our time.”
And vast it is. The exhibition spans 50 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. Photos by Monica Orozco.