Submerge yourself in contemporary art at the first ever Desert X art exhibition taking place in Palm Springs.

Get ready to admire a selection of modern art at institutional venues including the Palm Springs Art Museum and Sunnylands Center & Gardens. A large variety of different contemporary artists are displaying their prized works at the exhibition.  The idea is to highlight the geographical, historic, social and ethnic landscape of the California desert, whilst encouraging thought-provoking moments regarding the various changes within contemporary art. 

Visitors can look forward to experiencing a new, diverse and international exhibition in Palm Springs which is FREE and open to the public. It is worth noting that the launch coincides with Modernism Week 2017, the annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture in the city.

The exhibition continues through the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and The Stagecoach Festival, making Desert X ideal for music and art lovers already visiting the city, or art lovers planning to attend new international events.

It is good to see that the event is aiming to engage local communities, visitors, organisations and students through works that respond to the environmental, social and cultural conditions of the area. Taking inspiration from similar art biennials in Istanbul, Sharjah, Cartagena, and Gstaad, the organisers hope to inspire, energise and reignite curiosity in the desert. 

It is no surprise that this area has been inspirational for many artists and architects, whilst using it to provide new context and perspective through which international trends in contemporary art can be experienced.

Get ready to experience a landscape of harsh desert, high mountains, lush golf courses and a vanishing sea which boasts a rich history. Also highlighted is the mystery of the American West which includes ancient Indian tribes, prospectors and pioneers.

Palm Springs’ extensive history of art and design has historically been expressed through its stunning architecture, and visitors to Desert X can see this for themselves by staying at one of the many beautiful Mid-Century Modern hotels in the city or even renting an iconic celebrity home such as those once owned by Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor or Bing Crosby.

Contemporary art lovers will not be disappointed at the Desert X exhibition and the setting for the event is most inspiring. The exhibition runs from 25th February to 30th April.

www.desertx.org