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Artists Use Desert X Installations To Comment On Degradation Of Salton Sea

Desert X installation,

Credit: Photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of Desert X.

Above: Desert X installation, "Point of View" by Ivan Argote, 2019.

When you think of the Salton Sea, you think of an ecological disaster — bad smells, dead fish and birds, dust blowing in the wind.

You don't typically think of public art. The curators of Desert X are hoping to change that. This year the Coachella Valley art exhibition has expanded to include multiple installations near the Salton Sea.

Photo caption: Desert X installation, "Margin of Error" by Nancy Baker Cahill, 2019.

Photo credit: Photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of Desert X.

Desert X installation, "Margin of Error" by Nancy Baker Cahill, 2019.

On Monday's Midday Edition, we'll hear from two of the artists about how their artworks connect viewers to the sea.

GUESTS:

Nancy Baker Cahill, artist, "Margin of Error"

Ivan Argote, artist, "Point of View"

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Transcript

The Desert X exhibition runs through April 21. Installation locations can be found at DesertX.org.

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