Desert X Xaviera Simmons Billboards 2021

“It’s not just wildflowers that bloom in California this time of year — it’s also when massive art installations blossom across the Coachella Valley.
Every two years, a group of international artists creates a variety of site-specific works for Desert X in and around Palm Springs, many set against the massive wind farms that pepper the landscape.
Visually and tangibly responding to a deeply unpopular Desert X decision to partner with the repressive Saudi Arabian theocracy for an exhibit there, many of this year’s artists are making bold statements about women’s rights, diversity, immigration, land use, indigenous communities and various political and historical issues tied to the valley…”

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