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.


    August 16 to September 15, 2016

    Tell us what you really think.

    Take the 2016 READER SURVEY.
    An opportunity to tell us your thoughts about X-TRA, and win a prize.

    Link to Survey>

    Dear faithful readers and new friends,

    Your comments and feedback help us more than you could know.

    We rely on your feedback. It tells us what X-TRA is doing right and what we can do better. It helps us get grants.
    As we prepare to celebrate 20 years of X-TRA help us to imagine the future!

    We’re offering prizes to help you […]

  • Walkthrough of Barbara Kasten: Stages with Susanna Newbury

    Sunday, August 7 2016 2 - 3pm MOCA Pacific Design Center
    8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

    Join us on Sunday August 7 for this Members Event!

    Art historian Susanna Newbury leads a walk-through and discussion of staging, mediation, and transitory objects in the Barbara Kasten: Stages exhibition  at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

    Sunday August 7, 2016
    2 -3 pm
    MOCA Pacific Design Center
    8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

    This event is free and open to public.

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    Read Newbury’s review of Barbara Kasten: Stages at ICA Philadelphia and Graham Foundation in the Summer 2016 issue of X-TRA here.

    Susanna […]

  • X-TRA Editions: MARK HAGEN


    We are thrilled to announce our new Artist’s Edition by Mark Hagen! 

    In tandem with Mark’s Artist’s Project in X-TRA volume 18 number 4, Mark produced this amazing limited table-top sculpture. An edition of 10, each a core sample of the artist’s studio floor. All proceeds will benefit the production and programs of X-TRA and Project X.

    Artwork details:

    Mark Hagen
    To Be Titled (Subtractive Sculpture, Glendalé core for X-TRA), 2016
    Concrete and acrylic paint (core sample of artist’s studio floor)
    3.25″ tall x 3.25″ […]

  • Summer Launch: Hole Up with
    X-TRA & Mark Hagen at ARTBOOK

    Sunday, July 17, 2016 4pm – 6pm ARTBOOK at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
    917 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Join us on Sunday July 17
    to toast the summer issue of X-TRA
    with artist Mark Hagen and Aaron Moulton

    Mark will talk in conversation with Aaron Moulton, curator at Gagosian Gallery, about his Artist’s Project in the issue

    and we’ll unveil his new Artist Edition for X-TRA!

    Sunday, July 17
    4 – 6 pm

    917 East 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Refreshments served, and the galleries at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel will be open.
    Thanks […]

  • Call for submissions



    X-TRA is seeking submissions from writers in the form of reviews, columns and features on contemporary art exhibitions, artists and publications.
    Honorarium is $400 USD.

    See here for guidelines and information on how to submit.

  • X-TRA Spring Launch!

    Saturday, April 23 4 - 5:00 pm, reception to follow. Maccarone
    300 South Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90033

    X-TRA Spring Launch
    Stills / or it didn’t Happen: A lecture and a screening

    Join us in celebration of the new issue of X-TRA
    with Leslie Dick, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, and a video by Cécile B. Evans

    Saturday April 23, 2016
    4:00-5:00pm, reception to follow

    300 South Mission Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90033


    Screening of Cécile B. Evans’s Hyperlinks or it didn’t Happen,
    Leslie Dick on Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills,
    followed by a conversation with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
    moderated by Brica Wilcox

    Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills […]

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