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Desert X at Christie’s Los Angeles

Christie’s has collaborated with Desert X for a contemporary art exhibition Desert X at Christie’s opening February 13th–March 10th, 2023 at Christie’s Beverly Hills gallery space on the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles. 

Christie’s Los Angeles is thrilled to collaborate with Desert X in this exciting exhibition. Over the past several years, Desert X has created fantastic immersive experiences that both activate and amplify the natural beauty of Southern California’s Coachella Valley. Bringing Desert X’s inspiring program into our Beverly Hills gallery is truly an honor and we could not be more excited to share this exhibition with our community and visitors alike during Frieze Week.

Sonya Roth, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s

The exhibition will comprise a curated group of work by artists who have been and will be featured in previous and forthcoming editions of Desert X, the celebrated, recurring international exhibition that activates desert locations through site-specific installations. Desert X at Christie’s will present works by a group of California-based artists including Doug Aitken, Lita Albuquerque, Nancy Baker Cahill, Jennifer Bolande, Will Boone, Gisela Colon, Jim Denevan, Sherin Guirguis, Matt Johnson, Mary Kelly, Sterling Ruby, Gary Simmons, Phillip K. Smith III, Kim Stringfellow, and more.

Since its founding in 2017 in the Coachella Valley, Desert X has presented the work of more than 50 artists from around the world. I could not be more grateful to all those artists who have made Desert X possible and particularly those based here in California whose contributions have created the foundations upon which important and global dialogue around the capacity of art to engage new audiences and change hearts and minds has been built.

Neville Wakefield, Desert X Artistic Director, 

The fourth edition of Desert X in California will open March 4–May 7, 2023 at sites across the Coachella Valley. It is curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Co-curator Diana Campbell, featuring artists from Europe, North America and South Asia, who will create poetic and immersive works that span sculpture, painting, writing, architecture, film, sound performance and choreography, education and environmental activism. The exhibition will examine social and environmental themes explored in earlier editions with a focus on the changes that give form to a world increasingly shaped by climate crisis, globalism and the political and economic migrations that follow in its wake. 

Desert X at Christie’s February 13th–March 10th, 2023 Christie’s Los Angeles



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