Triada Palm Springs will house Wakefield throughout the event's inaugural year and will host special events during Desert X, becoming a go-to location for benefactors and attendees of the exhibition.
The inaugural Desert X is free and open to the public and will engage the cultural and geographic specificity of the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. It will include site-specific commissions by select international contemporary artists in a variety of non-traditional and institutional contexts. The desert landscape will become the canvas for a curated exhibition in various locations, offering visitors a way to see the Valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists' creativity and work.
To commemorate its participation, Triada has announced the creation of an exclusive $10,000 Desert X VIP Package that includes:
- A Founding Membership to Desert X with VIP access to parties/events, etc. – A $3,000 per person value limited to a small group of dedicated art patrons. This portion is a tax-deductible contribution to Desert X.
- A helicopter tour of Coachella Valley, where visitors will get a bird's-eye view of some of the outdoor art installations.
- A private tour of key exhibits with a member of the Desert X team.
- Lunch with Desert X founder, Susan Davis, at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, the “Camp David” of the West.
- Three night accommodations in one of the hotel's expansive casitas and daily breakfast.*
With art biennials in Istanbul, Sharjah, and Cartagena as reference points, Desert X is also a recurring exhibition. It is designed to inspire, energize, and reignite curiosity in the multilayered southern California desert, allowing the region itself to function as protagonist, while providing a new context and perspective through which international trends in contemporary art can be experienced.
As the guiding force behind the February to April event, the Desert X Board of Directors reads like a who's who of the philanthropic and art worlds, with representatives from The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, the School of Cinematic Arts at USC, Faena Art Center, Miami Beach & Buenos Aires, the Rudin Family Foundation and more. The exhibition will overlap with Modernism Week, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and The Stagecoach Festival, three of the area's most well-known events.
Coincidentally, the recently opened Triada Palm Springs resort – formerly the Spanish Inn that welcomed stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes – has taken design inspiration from important pieces by Miro, Picasso and Dali, appealing to travelers who appreciate culture, authenticity and relaxed sophistication. Designed in a hacienda style with three wings and three color themes, Triada Palm Springs is a captivating, historically-rich boutique hotel offering guests a refreshing take on desert luxury.
Visit website: www.desertx.org