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Art blooms at Desert X




"Dive-In" by the Danish collective Superflex is one of the installations at the 2019 edition of Desert X.
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On today's show:

Hot Fun in the Springtime

(Starts at 7:45)

Desert X is a sprawling, site-specific exhibit of 19 art installations dotted across a 50-mile stretch from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. It incorporates work in many media — from sculpture to digital art to augmented reality pieces. Using the Desert X mobile app, visitors can follow an interactive map and tune in to an accompanying podcast, which features interviews with each artist. John Horn visited the exhibit recently and spoke with the artist Mary Kelly and with co-curator Matthew Schum. Desert X runs through April 21.

RIP, Nipsey Hussle

(Starts at :45)

The rapper was fatally shot Sunday at a clothing store he owned in South L.A. — part of a mini-empire of investments he'd made in the community where he grew up. We discuss his legacy with Jeff Weiss, who writes extensively about rap music.

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