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.

  • 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

    Mark will talk about his Artist’s Project in the issue
    and we’ll unveil a 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 to ARTBOOK and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel!

  • 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 […]

  • LA in the AUGHTS: Benefit Auction and Party for X-TRA

    Sunday, March 13 2016 5:30 - 9pm Kayne Griffin Corcoran
    1201 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019


    Art Auction and Party to
    Benefit X-TRA and Project X

    SUNDAY MARCH 13 2016
    5:30 – 9 PM

    1201 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

    Art of the 2000s!
    MC Dynasty Handbag!
    DJ Luke Fischbeck!
    Wood oven pizza! Cocktails!
    Valet parking!
    Tickets for event, $50

    Limited supply.

    AUCTION open for bidding on PADDLE8: March 1 – 13, 2016

    Auction closes Sunday March 13 at 8:00 pm PST.

    Featuring work made in Los Angeles in the 2000s […]

  • MEET & GREET 2016

    Friday, February 19 8:30 - 10:30 pm Human Resources
    410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    MEET & GREET 2016:
    A project fair & party for
    new & independent contemporary
    arts groups in Los Angeles

    Friday, February 19, 2016
    8:30 – 10:30pm

    at Human Resources in Chinatown, 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Organized by Human Resources, Project X / X-TRA and LA Contemporary Archive

    What is MEET & GREET 2016?
    It’s somewhere in between a party and a science fair: an opportunity meet some of the
    new & independent arts organizations in Los Angeles.

    Come have a drink, […]

  • Immaterials and Proposals at the LA Art Book Fair

    Saturday, February 13, 2016 12pm - 1:30 pm Theatre (Gallery V), located in the rear of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s Building 4

    Immaterials and Proposals
    A reading of artworks that exist only in written, immaterial form.

    X-TRA and Project X present a new iteration of the Immaterials and Proposals series for the LA ART BOOK FAIR CABC – CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOK CONFERENCE.

    The readings will be a mix of historical and contemporary works: outlined ideas and proposals for imagined objects, images, events, or exhibitions that remain text only—scripts, descriptions or proposals that could never be or intentionally have never been realized.

    Participants include:
    Basma Alsharif and Alee […]

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