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Datebook: The concerts of Desolation Center, where art meets performance, a poignant quartet

Datebook: The concerts of Desolation Center, where art meets performance, a poignant quartet

Documenting desert concerts of the ’80s. The overlaps between art and performance. And a “Quartet for the End of Time.” Here are four exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week:

“From the Desert to the Sea: The Desolation Center Experience,” at Cornelius Projects. Today, we have Coachella. In the early ’80s, there was Desolation Center, a series of site-specific concerts held in the desert that were a little bit DIY and a lot of punk. (Audiences would arrive by rented school bus. No one Instagrammed.) Key musicians included...

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