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.

  • 2014 X-TRA Reader Survey!

    Until April 30, 2014

    It’s Reader Survey Time.
    An opportunity to tell us what you think about X-TRA, and win prizes.

    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.

    And in this age of figures and stats, quantitative data is required from many granting institutions. Your responses directly help us reach out to our ...

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  • LA in the 90s : Benefit Auction and Party for X-TRA and Project X

    February 28, 2014 Preview at 6:30. General entry: 7:30 - 11:00 pm Night Gallery
    2276 EAST 16TH STREET, LA 90021

    L.A. in the NINETIES
    Benefit Auction and Party for X-TRA and Project X

    View Auction and Bid on Paddle8
    Purchase Tickets
    [Please note, tickets will be available at the door,
    but we strongly urge you to get them now to avoid long lines at the door.]

    40 artworks made in L.A. in the Nineties
    Hosted by Paddle8

    Founded in the 1990s in Los Angeles, X-TRA and Project X Foundation provide platforms for critical art dialogue. Now the ...

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  • Cadavere Quotidiano: The first Project X Projects Paperback

    February 1, 2014 3 - 4 pm LA ART BOOK FAIR at MOCA

    Cadavere Quotidiano
    A daily mourning

    Conceived and organized by Paul Becker, Alex Cecchetti
    and Francesco Pedraglio.

    A Project X Project
    Published by Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism, Edited by Shana Lutker

    Cadavere Quotidiano is structured as a straight anthology of writers and artists preoccupied with the lumbering nature of the object and its relation to the written word.

    With: Ed Atkins, Becky Beasley, Paul Becker, Matthieu Bulte, Alex Cecchetti, Arjuna Cecchetti, Simone Ciclitira, M Dean, Tim Etchells, Johannes Fa, Melissa Gordon, Alex ...

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  • SCALE: Launch Event for X-TRA 16.2

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:30-9:30pm Hosted by Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and François Ghebaly Gallery
    at 2245 E Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90021

    A collaborative presentation of a vast array of work grappling with size and scape

    Wednesday January 29, 2014
    at 7:30pm

    Hosted by
    Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and François Ghebaly Gallery
    in the lounge
    at the new Ghebaly space
    2245 E Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90021

    In honor of the Winter issue, we’ve asked Jon Leaver to host a presentation of readings and screenings thematically tied to his feature essay in the issue.
    Warm up to the Printed Matter Art Book Fair weekend with a cozy program ...

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  • 3 Ways to Make X-TRA’s Year End Right.

    Now until the end of the year Right here at!
  • Destruction! And Monsters! Fall Launch Party and Screening

    November 3, 2013 7 - 9 pm Armory Center for the Arts
    145 North Raymond Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    Destruction! And Monsters!
    X-TRA Fall Launch Party & Screening

    Celebrate the decidedly monstrous fall issue of X-TRA.
    Join us for a themed screening of selections from the issue’s writers and artists!

    X-TRA presents a selection of materials that rides the dark current running through the new issue.

    Mike Kelley, excerpts from Day is Done, 2005/2006
    Candice Lin, Whole New Animal, 2012
    Animal Charm, Edge TV, 2008
    Théâtre du Soleil, exceprt from Le Dernier Caravansérail
    (Odyssées) (The Last Caravan Stop [Odysseys]), 2003
    Intermission: Dina Kelberman, Smoke and Fire

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