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

Desert X installation, "Point of View" by Ivan Argote, 2019.
Photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of Desert X.
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.

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

Artists Use Desert X Installations To Comment On Degradation Of Salton Sea
GUESTS: Nancy Baker Cahill, artist, "Margin of Error" Ivan Argote, artist, "Point of View" Subscribe to the Midday Edition podcast on iTunes, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher.

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