Desert X

Saudi Arabian pavilion: Exhibition rings the changes

Choice of artist Muhannad Shono for the national pavilion is a sign itself of the country’s social and political shift

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Making works in the wilderness: artists of Desert X AlUla explain how they took on the testing terrain

On the occasion of the Saudi outdoor art exhibition's opening, four artists—Zeinab Alhashemi, Dana Awartani, Shezad Dawood and Stephanie Deumer—discuss their projects in the desert

'Aggressive, emotional, darkly humorous’: Louise Bourgeois’s closest collaborator on her late works

Plus, Desert X opens second Saudi Arabia edition and Gerhard Richter's 90th birthday exhibition in Dresden

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Accessible to all or elitist artwashing? Desert X opens second Saudi Arabia edition

The open air exhibition in the ancient heritage region AlUla spearheads the Middle Eastern nation's attempt at rapid cultural transformation in line with government's 2030 goals

Saudi Arabia's Desert X AlUla biennial returns for second edition next spring

In a new location in the desert complex, the exhibition will explore ideas of “mirage and oasis”

Return to La La Land: art is back in California

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

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

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

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

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

Trampolining in a Saudi Arabian valley? First look at the interactive art biennial Desert X AlUla

Inaugural edition of the monumental show, opening this Friday, is free to the public

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

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