Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Desert X

“Sleeping Figure” Desert X 2023

“Sleeping Figure” by Matt Johnson. A sculpture of shipping containers for Desert X 2023.

“Desert X is produced by The Desert Biennial, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in California, conceived to produce recurring international contemporary art exhibitions that activate desert locations through site-specific installations by acclaimed international artists.”

Desert X In The Air

Last Saturday morning I saw this. I am guessing it is the announcement of the opening of the 2023 Desert X art exhibits.


The 45 ft letters of “Never Forget” references the famed “HOLLYWOOD” sign which originally was “HOLLYWOODLAND”. Hollywoodland was established in 1923 destined to be a segregated whites only community. A large scale exhibit by Nicholas Galanin for Desert X 2021.

Desert X “The Wishing Well”

One of two cubes in this large-scale installation “The Wishing Well” by Serge Attukwei Clottery for Desert X 2021 in Palm Springs California. For some reason it reminds me of the mysterious Monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey”.