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Desert X Returns

The second iteration of Desert X has officially arrived to Southern California’s Coachella Valley. If you missed the 2017 inaugural edition, the biennial art exhibition is back and now’s your chance to explore the much-talked-about, site-specific art exhibit.

Lace up your sneakers and bring your shades – this isn’t your typical art show. If you want to see each installation, you’ll have to traverse 55 miles of desert and may even step a toe over the US-Mexico border. With contributions from 18 artists, this year’s rendition of Desert X is sure to fascinate and inspire. The exhibit is on view until April 21st, so make sure to check it out before the inevitable spoilers hit Instagram.

Grab a sneak peek of some of the installations and get more information to plan your visit here. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces from the first go-round of Desert X, as well as which pieces we’re most looking forward to checking out this year.

2017

“The Circle of Land and Sky” by Phillip K. Smith III
“I am” by Tavares Strachan
“Mirage” by Doug Aitken

2019

“Specter” by Sterling Ruby
“Lover’s Rainbow” by Pia Camil
“Surrogates, a film about things to be used, in order of appearance, by self or others, for touching up on larger, insidious, our different things” by Iman Issa