Highlights From Desert X 2019

At Desert X, a series of outdoor exhibitions in the Coachella Valley, this year’s artwork addresses timely and poignant issues—from the depleting Salton Sea, indigenous peoples’ rights and the political battle at the US-Mexico border. These striking pieces turn sparse land into places for reflection, debate and hope—across more than 50 miles. From Sterling Ruby’s SPECTER to Pia Camil’s Lover’s Rainbow, Artsy staff has picked some of the highlights. …

Olafur Eliasson Brings 30 Icebergs to London

Visionary Icelandic-Danish artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, with the help of geologist Minik Rosing, set 30 iceberg, drawn from the waters inside Greenland’s Nuup Kangerlua fjord, along the banks of London’s Thames. It’s the next installment of his “Ice Watch” series, which appeared at Place du Panthéon in Paris back in 2015. Visitors to the installation can climb on, taste, smell and listen to the pieces …

1,000 Singers in Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Mile-Long Opera on NYC’s High Line

Free tickets were released yesterday for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and David Lang‘s “The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock,” taking place on NYC’s High Line from 3-7 October. And while the first batch was claimed quickly, we’ve been informed to keep an eye on milelongopera.com for other ticket releases. Set along a stretch of the revitalized, above-ground park and featuring 1,000 voices, the opera is meant to be experienced as …