Desert X 2021

Desert X 2021 Artists Announced

Desert X 2021 announced the participating artists in its third edition of the site-specific, international art exhibition opening March 12–May 16, 2021 at sites across the Coachella Valley. Thirteen artists from eight countries will be presented in the exhibition curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Co-Curator César García-Alvarez. Desert X 2021 will be among the first art experiences in the region since widespread lockdowns, offering a safe, outdoor experience that is free and open to all.
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Driving the Human

Driving the Human – Open Call for proposals

From February 10 to April 9, 2021, Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any fields of expertise from anywhere in the world, to join the project in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach.
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Timișoara

What Does a Biennial Do? The Winds of Timișoara

by Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu

So, what do biennials do? Or more specifically, what did this biennial – the Art Encounters Biennial 2019 – do? Some possible answers are already on the tips of our tongues; others will come over time. We’d like to think that this biennial made possible a wide variety of encounters between art, the inhabitants of Timișoara and visitors, alike – not only throughout 2019, but also beyond, for a number of artworks will remain in the city, and new relationships have been forged.
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NIRIN

NIRIN: the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

Our correspondent Michaela Bear had a chance to visit the 22nd Biennale of Sydney days before it closed to the public on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Her reports describes an exhibition giving voice to under-represented communities, issues and histories…
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Al-Ula

The biennial franchise has arrived – in Al-Ula and on Instagram

by Melissa Gronlund

When Desert X – a young biennial from California – announced it would be producing an exhibition in the Saudi desert site of Al-Ula, it ignited a firestorm of international opposition. Three board members resigned, including Ed Ruscha, in order to protest the collaboration with the Saudi state. Discussions about boycotts dominated coverage…
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