An Oasis of Art at Desert X Biennial, featuring Sherin Guirguis

The desert becomes the canvas at the Desert X Biennial in the Coachella Valley as emerging and established artists exhibit site-specific work, including Associate Professor of the Practice of Fine Art and Vice Dean of Faculty Sherin Guirguis, who will reveal One I Call, 2017. The exhibition is free to visitors, who will have the opportunity to explore the valley through an artistic lens. 

Sherin's sculpture has garnered attention from media outlets around the world including The New York Times, The Guardian UK, The Los Angeles Times and Artsy

Sherin Guirguis: One I Call, 2017
Desert X Biennial, Palm Springs, CA 
Feb 25 - April 30, 2017

Location: 
Whitewater Preserve, CA
33°59'24.00"n 116°39'22.02"w

One I Call is a site-specific sculpture that reflects on the complex web of narratives surrounding deserts and desert communities. The piece is modeled after traditional pigeon towers found throughout the desert villages of Egypt. The practice of homing pigeons spans multiple traditions, illustrating a narrative of migration across space and time. The piece stands at once as a beacon, a sanctuary and a memorial for the people and communities of the desert whose histories are often dismissed or marginalized. The piece addresses concerns of cultural agency, environmental protection and displacement at stake in the Coachella Valley and many similar desert communities across the world.

DESERT X OPENING EVENT SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 24: Preview Party
Desert X + Future Archives: Opening Night Party, Rancho Mirage
6-10pm Preview Tavares Strachan’s I Am and special live musical performances.
Tickets $150 for 5-6pm preview and $50 for 6-10pm preview and party. 
Contact: openingpartyvip@desertx.org by February 20, 2017.

FEBRUARY 25: Opening Day
Art installations open and admission free to all. For locations and information visit desertx.org or the Desert X Hub at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club for a map.
On View: February 25 - April 30, 2017

More info available at the Desert X website.