Desert X: Monumental new artworks rise in Coachella Valley
Jacqui Palumbo, CNN
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2:23 PM EST, Tue March 7, 2023
This ark-like installation by New York City-based artist Torkwase Dyson is a poetic meditation on water. "(Dyson) looks at how infrastructure tends to fail Brown and Black bodies," Desert X curator Diana Campbell told CNN, pointing to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
The British-Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum's installation is built from chain-link fences, an object she saw across landscapes from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in California. "I loved how this material appeared and disappeared during the journey depending on the direction of light," she told CNN.