SITE-SPECIFIC ART ROCKS COACHELLA, USA

By Kimberly Nichols   Wed, Apr 20, 2016

From Artdependence Magazine

The annual Coachella Arts and Music Festival that takes place over two weekends in the Southern California desert city of Indio on historical polo grounds has quickly become known as the preeminent musical festival of our time. Part of its popularity is due to its wide conglomeration of genre-crossing musical acts that span age, race and class to deliver a cross section of the current psyche of music lovers worldwide. But this year Goldenvoice, which produces the festival, has really upped its offerings through commissioning six artworks by internationally renowned artists on a grand scale as part of the event’s ambiance. 

 

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Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.

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