Desert X installation view of Sterling Ruby's "SPECTER" 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
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Desert X installation view of Sterling Ruby's "SPECTER" 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
John Gerrard's "Western Flag," 2019, at Desert X. (Lance Gerber, courtesy Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Cara Romero's "Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert," 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Cara Romero's "Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert," 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Cara Romero's "Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert," 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Cara Romero's "Jackrabbit, Cottontail & Spirits of the Desert," 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Eric N. Mack "Halter" 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Eric N. Mack "Halter" 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Desert X installation view of Cecilia Bengolea "Mosquito Net" 2019. (Lance Gerber/Courtesy of Desert X)
Press Mary Kelly "Peace is the Only Shelter," 2019, at Desert X. (Lance Gerber, courtesy Desert X)
Press Mary Kelly "Peace is the Only Shelter," 2019, at Desert X. (Lance Gerber, courtesy Desert X)

The second iteration of Desert X has arrived. Launched in 2017, the biennial invites artists to create site-specific work for the Coachella Valley. This year, 18 artists took part, including Sterling Ruby, Eric N. Mack, John Gerrard, and Cara Romero.

Desert X is no standard biennial. Instead of having pieces all together in a visitor-friendly location, the exhibition is spread out over the vast desert — 55 miles of it, to be precise — with three pieces actually crossing the US-Mexico border.

Desert X is on view now in the Coachella Valley, California until April 21. Browse select artworks from the exhibition above and head here for more information.

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