Desert X Returns To Coachella Valley And Extends To Salton Sea

Desert X 2019 is now open and has extended to the Salton Sea. This year the contemporary art exhibition features works by Iván Argote, Nancy Baker Cahill, Cecilia Bengolea, Pia Camil, John Gerrard, Julian Hoeber, Jenny Holzer, Iman Issa, Mary Kelly, Armando Lerma, Eric N. Mack, Cinthia Marcelle, Postcommodity, Cara Romero, Sterling Ruby, Kathleen Ryan, Gary Simmons, Superflex, Chris Taylor & Steve Badgett.

Desert X is on view through April 21 in the Coachella Valley. photographs by Eric Minh Swenson

Ever Gold [Projects] Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With "Gold Standard" Exhibition

Ever Gold celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exhibition titled "Gold Standard" featuring works from artists Zachary Armstrong, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Mario Ayala, Sadie Barnette, Chris Burden, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Petra Cortright, Mark Flood, Kate Groobey, Brian Harte, Marc Horowitz, Paul Kos, Jasmine Little, Mieke Marple, Shaina McCoy, Barry McGee, MOCA (Museum of Conceptual Art), Oscar Murillo, Guy Overfelt, Cameron Platter, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Adam Parker Smith,  Takis, and Christine Wang. Gold Standard will be on view through February 13 at Ever Gold [Projects] 1275 Minnesota St. Suite 105, San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper


6 Things You Must See & Do During FIAC Art Fair Week in Paris

1. Palais de Tokyo presents two exhibitions for FIAC 2015. "I <3 John Giorno" presents a retrospective on the life and work of John Giorno. "Seul celui qui connait le désir" features new work by Ragnar Kjartansson (pictured above). Visit Palais de Tokyo Tuesday through Sunday from noon to midnight. 2.  Sterling Ruby's first solo exhibition are being shown at Gagosian across its two Paris galleries. See the artist's new "YARD" paintings (pictured above) at Gagosian Rue de Ponthieu. 3. Galerie Perrotin presents "Paulin, Paulin, Paulin" featuring the work of designer Pierre Paulin next to contemporary artists. 4. See Robert Montgomery's newest installation aptly entitled  'CHAPTER SIX IN WHICH WE SIT LIKE DOCILE CATTLE WHILE YOU USE THE AESTHETICS OF PUNK ROCK TO SELL CREDIT CARDS BACK TO US." The exhibition, presented by Galerie Nuke and ISTANBUL '74, explores the Montgomery's fascination with ecological and social concerns. 5. "Jack Climbed Up the Beanstalk to the Sky of Illimitableness Where Everything Went Backwards" at Almine Rech Gallery is a mini-retrospective of 12 works by painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. 6. Galerie des Galeries hosts the first solo exhibition of artist and filmmaker Alex Prager, best know for her photographs that draw on the drama of Golden Age Hollywood films. The exhibition features her most recent works, including her latest film, "Face in the Crowd."

Sterling Ruby at Bonniers Konsthall in Sweden

Bonniers Konsthall invites Los Angeles based artist Sterling Ruby to present his first solo exhibition in Sweden. Sterling Ruby, whose been named one of the 2000s most interesting artists, works in a mixture of materials and genres, from glazed biomorphic ceramics to drawings in nail varnish. He takes his subject matter from a wide range of sources, including maximum security prisons, urban gangs, modernist architecture, and the mechanisms of warfare. His works can be seen as a form of assault on both materials and social power structures. The universe of Soft Work is by first look playful, soft and humorous but will soon reveal a dimensions of fear or terror. The artist transforms pillows, blankets, and quilts from objects of comfort into ominous sculptural objects that hint at the possibility that safety and security are an illusion. Here the American flag is used as material in gigantic vampire mouths and obese stuffed animals hangs from the roof like macerated cadavers. On view until March 17, 2013 at Bonniers Konsthall, Torsgatan 19, Sweden.

JASON RHOADES at AMERICAN EXUBERANCE

Jason Rhoades' 'Untitled' neon and wire sculpture on view at the American Exuberance exhibit in Miami at the The Rubell Family Collection opening November 30 in Miami.

American Exuberance

Stake: Art is Food for Thought and Food Costs Money, 1985

American Exuberance at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation will include 64 artists and 190 artworks, 40 of which were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition. American Exuberance will occupy all 28 galleries in the 45,000 sq. ft. museum, and all works in the exhibition are drawn from the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation. On view from November 30 to July 27, 2012, 95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL