Desert X: “Now through April 30th, the Coachella Valley and it’s Desert landscape will become the canvas for a curated exhibition of site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects will amplify and articulate global and local issues that may range from climate change to starry skies, from tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming and golf. The art works, in various indoor and outdoors locations, will be available to view for free and will offer visitors a way to see the Valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artist’s creativity and work.”
“One of the most talked about installations is the mirrored house by artist Doug Aitken: In the tradition of land-art as a reflection of the dreams and aspirations projected onto the America West, Mirage presents a continually changing encounter in which subject and object, inside and outside are in constant flux. The ranch-style structure is located in Palm Springs, high above on Racquet Club Drive. Every available surface clad in mirror, it absorbs and reflects the landscape in ways that the exterior will seemingly disappear just as the interior draws the viewer into a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and reflection. Mirage pulls the landscape in and reflects it back out.”
Photographers, press, bloggers, interior decorators and fans of art are all cruising up the hill to experience this one of a kind structure.
It’s free to view. More info at desertx.org