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.

  • Malik Gaines presents A Jennifer Moon Songbook…

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 8pm Ham and Eggs Tavern
    433 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

    X-TRA presents
    A Jennifer Moon Songbook
    An evening of songs and readings orchestrated by Malik Gaines,
    drawing from the series of songs he wrote with Jennifer Moon in the 1990s
    Joshua Chambers-Letson
    Malik Gaines
    Jade Gordon
    Giles Miller
    Jennifer Moon
    Will Schwartz
    Alexandro Segade
    Gabie Strong
    Karen Tongson

    Tuesday May 29, 2018
    8 – 10pm
    Ham & Eggs Tavern
    433 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

    This is the first of the X-TRA Forums, a series of programs using the 20-year archive of contemporary art quarterly 
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  • Lynne Tillman + Kerry Tribe in conversation at The Broad

    Thursday, May 17 7:30 - 9:30 pm Oculus Hall at The Broad
    221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    The Broad and X-TRA present
    Lynne Tillman + Kerry Tribe in conversation

    The first in a series of talks addressing the legacy of Joseph Beuys

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Oculus Hall at The Broad,
    221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Tickets, $15

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    Organized by The Broad and X-TRA, this special iteration of The Un-Private Collection addresses the legacy of German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys in relation to contemporary art practice. Each program highlights a theme …

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  • XX-TRA 20th Anniversary Benefit

    Bid ONLINE, May 1 - 15 / Closing PARTY, May 15 there-there
    4859 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

    Carmen Argote • Cindy Bernard • Jennifer Bolande • Nancy Baker Cahill • Carolina Caycedo • Kate Costello • Charles Gaines • Michelle Grabner • Todd Gray • Sherin Guirguis • Richard Hawkins • Katie Herzog • Matthias Merkel Hess • Stefan Heyne • Alex Hubbard • Glenn Kaino • John Knuth • Nick Kramer • Jason Bailer Losh • Jillian Mayer • Yunhee Min • Dave Muller • Laura Owens • Gala Porras-Kim • …

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  • X-TRA at Acid-Free Los Angeles Book Market

    May 4 - 6, 2018 5/4: 6 - 9pm, 5/5 11am - 7pm, 5/6 11am - 7pm Blum & Poe, 2727 La Cienega Blvd, Culver City

    Come visit X-TRA at Acid—Free!
    We’ll have the X-TRAs, totes,
    and selections from the catalogue of Onomatopee!

    We are pleased be part of ACID–FREE, a three-day art book market and event. We were part of the organizing committee and can’t wait for you to see what we’ve all worked to put together!

    Seventy West Coast and international book vendors will present new publications and projects alongside topical programming including Artist Performances, Publisher Conversations, Film, Video, and Music organized by local artists, food by Salad for President, …

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  • Martine Syms / Screening and Conversation

    Sunday, April 29 7 pm 356 Mission
    356 S Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90033

    X-TRA presents Artist Writes #3
    Incense Sweaters & Ice
    Screening & Conversation

    Sunday, April 29, 2018
    7 pm
    356 Mission
    356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles

    In conjunction with the publication of Martine Syms’s contribution to X-TRA Artist Writes and in partnership with 356 Mission, we are excited to present the Los Angeles premiere of Syms’s film Incense Sweaters & Ice, followed by the artist in conversation with curator Erin Christovale.

    This program is part of X-TRA’s Artist Writes series, commissioned essays and lectures …

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  • Spring Launch Event
    with Lex Brown and Leslie Dick

    Monday, April 9, 2018 7–9pm OOF Books

    Spring Launch Event
    A screening, reading and conversation with Lex Brown and Leslie Dick

    X-TRA presents a screening and reading by artist Lex Brown, followed by a conversation with writer Leslie Dick, discussing Lex’s work and her artist’s project for  X-TRA 20.3 Spring 2018.

    Monday April 9, 2018
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    at OOF Books
    912 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90065

    Join us to celebrate the spring issue.

    Free and open to the public.

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    Thanks to OOF for hosting!

    Lex Brown is an interdisciplinary artist whose work plays …

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