Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s 2024 Art Program
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Coachella’s 2024 Art Program Showcases the Synergy between Art, Technology, and Community

Famous Californian Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival offers festival-goers a chance to engage with art in a dynamic, immersive setting

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s 2024 Art Program
By Editorial Staff -

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2024 is approaching its second and final weekend in Indio, California. A leading destination for music and art lovers worldwide, the two-weekend festival offers an unparalleled experience that blends performances by top musical acts with cutting-edge art installations.

This year’s art program was spearheaded by Public Art Company, a Los Angeles-based firm founded by Raffi Lehrer and specializing in the curation and production of large-scale art installations, in collaboration with Coachella’s Art Director Paul Clemente and Goldenvoice.

 

The Mission of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2024

Dancing in the Sky, Morag Myerscough Courtesy Coachella

The Empire Polo Field features an array of immersive, interactive and accessible art installations by acclaimed artists, architects and designers from around the globe, enhancing the overall attendee experience and redefining the boundaries of large-scale art. By engaging with the installations, festival-goers are brought to question their definition of self, explore the boundaries between reality and imagination and take part in creating a new future together.

As Lehrer has put it, “art has the power to transform spaces and minds alike”, and the main goal was not only to “adorn the festival grounds” but also “to create environments that provoke thought, evoke emotion, and encourage a shared experience among all attendees”.

 

Monarchs, Dancing in the Sky and Babylon

Monarchs: A House in Six Parts, HANNAH Courtesy Coachella

The 2024 artworks introduce attendees to a world where art, architecture and technology converge, offering new spaces for connection, reflection, and community. Among the highlights are three newly-commissioned works:

Monarchs: A House in Six Parts, created by Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic’s experimental design and research studio HANNAH, explores the fusion of 3D printing with traditional craftsmanship. Inviting interaction and contemplation, each of the six subtly colored pavilions is composed of an inhabitable 3D-printed base topped with a series of robotically and digitally fabricated curved wood panels.

Dancing in the Sky, by artist and designer Morag Myerscough, celebrates the joy of collective experience with a vibrant, geometric and colorful plaza inspired by the surrounding landscape that draws the eye upwards to the natural beauty of the desert sky. Myerscough has created a dynamic environment that encourages exploration and engagement, making every visitor a part of the art. At night the installation takes on a glowing aura.

Babylon, by Nebbia, a London-based art and design studio founded by architects Brando Posocco and Madhav Kidao, blends neolithic architectural forms with futuristic design elements. This monumental installation, composed of 64 semicircular modules, was built with a steel frame, plywood, and a spray coating of a cellulose plant-based acoustic/thermal insulation. Offering a place to escape from the vastness of the Empire Polo Field, you find yourself immersed in a completely different experience.

 

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