Saudi Arabia has an image problem. But it has become a new frontier for American artists and designers. We look at the controversy surrounding site-specific art festival Desert X's planned expansion to Saudi Arabia, and we talk to an LA-based consultant for the futuristic megacity of Neom. Both are bankrolled by Mohammad Bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. How do designers deal with the blowback?
Saudi Arabia invites dialogue with American artists and designers, but there’s pushback
From this Episode:
Ed Ruscha, Neville Wakefield on Desert X in Saudi Arabia
Desert X, an exhibition of site-specific art, has taken place in the Coachella Valley, first in 2017 and then this year.