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 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 […]

  • 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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