Art World

Shana Nys Dambrot Knows Why They Call It The Music and Arts Festival

Cocoon (BKF + H300) by Martín Huberman (Photo Lance Gerber, courtesy Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival)

L.A. Weekly Art Editor Shana Nys Dambrot dives into the unique art culture created by Coachella in her latest piece about the 2022 festival. “Coachella has always been uniquely dedicated to a significant visual art presence at its festivals. From the very beginning, one of its creators — the legendary musician, Lollapalooza guru, and avid art lover and collector Perry Farrell — insisted on it, once describing his vision to me as, “ushering in the era of the Art Star.” The subsequent 15 years have more than proved him right, as the art world embraces wilder ideas and the music/spectacle world makes sure to feature visual artists front and center,” she writes. 

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