At this year’s staging of Desert X in the Coachella Valley, designers, artists, and architects responded to issues related to climate change and, in particular, water. The 12 artists participating in the 2023 staging hail from across the globe. Each has created an immersive work that responds to the environment and economic and social challenges. From large billboards staging the work of Tyre Nichols to a performance piece involving street vendors to a lifesize maze, the 11 installations and one film have been realized in a range of media from sculpture to painting to music and each beckons for public engagement.
In its fourth iteration, the annual
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