Desert X Goes to the Saudi Desert [Alula]

Desert X Alula

For the past few years Desert X have been doing fun installations in the Nevada Desert, on the way to Coachella – This time they went out of the US and launched Desert X AlUla: Co-curated by Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Saudi curators and contemporary art specialists Raneem Farsi and Aya Alireza, Desert X AlUla is an exhibition that will take place in the landscape of the extraordinary and historically significant desert region of AlUla, northwest Saudi Arabia, which is home to the country’s first UNESCO world heritage site.

Bringing together 14 contemporary artists, Desert X AlUla is the first site-responsive exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia. Exploring the desert culture, the exhibition is a cross-cultural dialogue between artists from Saudi Arabia and its surrounding region and artists from previous iterations of Desert X in California, taking its cues from the extraordinary landscape and historical significance of AlUla.

Photography by Lance Gerber

The exhibition will be on view from January 31–March 7, 2020 as part of AlUla’s annual cultural festival Winter at Tantora.
JANUARY 31 – MARCH 7, 2020