Desert X

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Return to La La Land: art is back in California

Plus, artists' album covers, and Grace Jones in the Work of the Week

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Biennials & festivals

Desert X loses venue for Judy Chicago ‘smoke sculpture’

Following environmental concerns, The Living Desert garden and zoo has pulled out of a planned project with the artist this month

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Public art

Smoke sculptures, word gardens and a ‘jackrabbit homestead’: Desert X announces artist projects for third edition

Judy Chicago, Oscar Murillo, Nicholas Galanin and others to present works in Southern California's first major art event since the pandemic shutdown last year

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Desert X postpones opening amid Covid-19 surge in California

The outdoor festival, due to take over Coachella Valley in February, will now wait until lockdown restrictions are lifted

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia continues relentless cultural drive with Jean Nouvel subterranean desert resort

The plans are part of a ten-year agreement between France and Saudi Arabia to develop the AlUla region into a tourism destination

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Saudi Arabia

Desert X AlUla—the inaugural art biennial in a historic Saudi Arabian valley—announces participants

Wael Shawky, Superflex and eL Seed are among the artists who will base works on the ancient history of the region

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Three board members resign as Desert X announces collaboration with Saudi Arabia, Los Angeles Times reports

Ed Ruscha, Yael Lipschutz and Tristan Milanovich have resigned over the decision to launch the sculpture biennial in Al-Ula next year