LA Times Blasts Desert X’s Saudi Partnership

October 30th, 2019

Critic Christopher Knight of the LA Times has called out the Desert X Biennial’s partnership with Saudi Arabia as “morally corrupt” in a new piece for the paper. “A diverse cosmopolitan culture cannot function without free expression,” he writes.  “In Saudi Arabia, however, apostasy is punishable by death. Unless artists are willing to make their host’s state control of expression an explicit subject of their work, those who participate cannot escape compromise from the polluted context.”

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