As a platform for provoking critical discourse about contemporary art,
X-TRA hosts events throughout the year, including artists’ talks, readings, conversations, performances, and film and video screenings. We have co-produced events in collaboration with the following venues and organizations: For Your Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; College Art Association; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Barnsdall Art Park; Chapman University; Creative Arts Agency; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Mandrake; Honor Fraser Gallery; and the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair.

  • Project X Forum 6: Pair-A-Sites,
    with Charles Gaines and Kerry Tribe

    Wednesday August 19 7:30 to 9:30 pm 18th Street Arts Center, Gallery (not Curator's Lounge), 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Project X Forum 6: Pair-A-Sites

    Charles Gaines and Kerry Tribe in conversation
    On the double-duty: Practicing art and teaching in Greater Los Angeles

    Wednesday August 19
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    18th Street Arts Center, Gallery, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    (please note, this talk is in the Gallery building, not the Curator’s lounge)

    Refreshments served.
    Witnesses: April Bey, Andrea Bowers, Vanalyne Green, Candice Lin, Mario Ontiveros

    RSVP for this free event is essential. Reserve seats below.
    We are expecting a full room and will use RSVP […]

  • Project X Forum 5: Revisiting “Program for Paradise”

    Wednesday July 29, 2015 7 to 9pm Remsen Bird Hillside Theater, Occidental College, Eagle Rock

    Join us for the 5th Project X Forum at a special location, the Hillside Theater at Occidental College in Eagle Rock!

    Performances by Lucky Dragons and Sarah Petersen re-imagining the works of Stephen Berens and Ellen Birrell with the help of Becket Flannery, Peter Hernandez, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Amy Howden-Chapman, Mavis McClellan and Jack Baker.

    Readings by Kathleen Johnson,
    Renée Petropoulos, and Jan Tumlir

    Plus Refreshments, X-TRA’s . . . & Sunset
    Free and Open to the Public

    Program for Paradise was comprised of performance, site […]

  • Project X Forum 4: Suitably Appointed

    Tuesday, June 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 18th Street Arts Center, Curator's Lounge, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Project X Forum 4: Suitably Appointed
    Roundtable with Elizabeth Bryant, Renée Petropoulos and Anne Walsh
    Witnesses: Carmen Argote, Anthony Carfello, Pedro De Llano, Karen Moss and Elizabeth Pulsinelli

    This forum will focus on a group exhibition organized by Project X in 1993 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.
    Anne Walsh, Renée Petropoulos and Elizabeth Bryant will host a conversation about the exhibition, their work, and the impact this show had on their art practice.

    Suitably Appointed Exhibiting Artists:
    Elizabeth Bryant, Eric Magnuson, Christian Mounger, Renee […]

  • The Benefit of Friends Collected
    Panel and White Elephant Party

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:30pm LA Contemporary Archive and François Ghebaly Gallery
    2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    Dear Friends and Everybody,

    Join us to celebrate The Benefit of Friends Collected, Vol. 2 and its contributors on Thursday, May 28th.

    We’re collecting friends together, and everyone will benefit.

    Thursday. May 28, 7:30 PM
    Hosted by LA Contemporary Archive and Ghebaly Gallery
    2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    In case you missed it, this year Project X Projects published The Benefit of Friends Collected, Vol. 2, featuring 45 artists writing about each others’ work. The artists were randomly assigned their subjects.

    The book’s organizer, Jesse Benson, […]

  • Project X Forum 3: XTREME Research

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 7:30 pm 18th Street Arts Center, Curator's Lounge, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Join us for the 3rd Project X Forum:
    XTREME Research

    This forum will focus on Xtreme Research, a group exhibition organized by Project X in February 1993
    at California State University Los Angeles.

    Screening of David Wilson’s video, Geoffrey Sonnabend, Oblicence: Theories of Forgetting and the Problems of Matter, an Encapsulation (1993), which was commissioned for the show, and forum conversation with Ellen Birrell.

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Miyoshi Barosh
    Stephen Berens
    Timothy Martin
    Alex Miokovic
    Mitchell Syrop
    David Wilson

    This is the third in a series of public forums investigating the exhibitions Project […]

  • X-TRA Spring Launch: The Conversation

    Saturday May 9th, 2015 3 p.m. The Box
    805 Traction Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Come celebrate the newest issue of X-TRA, Spring, and Women!
    Co-presented with the Women’s Center for Creative Work

    Teasing out and expanding on ideas from her essay The Conversation: The Young Female Artist as Historian, Catherine Wagley will moderate a conversational panel with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Yael Lipschutz, and Corazon del Sol.

    Saturday May 9th, 2015
    at 3 pm

    Hosted by
    The Box Gallery
    805 Traction Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Read Wagley’s feature>>

    Snacks, refreshments and special offers on subscriptions to X-TRA.

    Catherine Wagley writes about art and visual culture in Los […]

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