Post-Tour to the Desert

High Desert Test Sites
Installation view of AZ West Wagon Stations, Joshua Tree, CA 2015. © Andrea Zittel, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo: Lance Brewer

Post-Conference Tour to the Desert
9-10 December

The Post-Conference tour to Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and the High Desert—a two-hour drive from downtown LA—will give conference participants an opportunity to experience the unique desert landscape of Southern California as well as ruminate on our place on earth in relationship to extreme climate conditions and delicate ecosystems.

Our tour will take us to the Palm Springs Art Museum to view PST ART exhibitions as well as to experience the iconic modernist architecture in the area; special visits to Andrea Zittel’s High Desert Test Sites and Noah Purifoy’s Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum will provide a dramatic backdrop to learn about artist-led and artist-established initiatives; and Desert X’s indelible presence over the past years commissioning ambitious site-specific public artworks.

Over the two days, conference-goers will acquire extraordinary insight into the prospering artistic communities and projects in the desert.

→ The pick-up point for participants will be the hotels recommended by CIMAM (Omni, CitizenM, Freehand). Departure time will be at 8:00 am on Monday 9th and return time will be at 20:00 hrs on Tuesday 10th at the same hotels (times and dropping point could vary in the coming months).

The fee to attend the post-conference tour is 540,00 € per participant, and it includes:

  • Two-way transportation from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by coach from 9th to 10th December.
  • Accommodation, 1 night in Palm Springs at ACE HOTEL PALM SPRINGS (check-in 9th / check-out 10th).
  • Lunches, dinners, and refreshment breaks as indicated in the program.
  • Transportation and access to organized visits.