This year’s Art Basel Week brought forth some exceptional happenings like the invitation-only Desert X Sunset Reception hosted by Desert X President and Founder, Susan Davis and Executive Director, Jenny Gil at the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach for the upcoming Desert X 2023 exhibition.
Davis and Gil welcomed guests including independent curator and board member Zoe Lukov, founder of the non-profit organization Art in Common and producer of Desert X documentary DX21 – The Film; founding director of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Jérôme Sans; communications executive David Resnicow; art patrons Princess Alia Al-Senussi and Lauren Taschen; Ladygunn Digital Director Mateo Palacio; singer- songwriter Goapele; Nicodim Gallery’s Ben Lee Ritchie Handler with artists Nicolette Mishkan and Devin B. Johnson; Glass House Deputy Director Scott Drevnig; Prime Video & Amazon Studios Head of Emerging Audience Development/Marketing Janina Lundy; Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Miami star Guerdy Abraira; Bravo TV’s Family Karma stars Vishal Parvani, Richa Sadana, Amrit Kapai, and Avni Parekh; Florida State Representative Fabian Basabe; and artists Allison Eden, Janine Antoni, Orlando Estrada and Typoe Gran.
The mission of Desert X is to create and present international contemporary art exhibitions that engage with desert environments through site-specific installations by acclaimed artists from around the world. Desert X 2023 will be curated by Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Co-Curator Diana Campbell. The exhibition will take place from March 4 to May 7, 2023 in the Coachella Valley of Southern California.
I definitely am adding Desert X 2023 to my travel wishlist of exhibitions to attend!
Photo Credits: Matteo Prandoni/BFA.com