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.

  • X-TRA Spring Launch: The Conversation

    Saturday May 9th, 2015 3 p.m. The Box
    805 Traction Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Come celebrate the newest issue of X-TRA, Spring, and Women!
    Co-presented with the Women’s Center for Creative Work

    Teasing out and expanding on ideas from her essay The Conversation: The Young Female Artist as Historian, Catherine Wagley will moderate a conversational panel with a group of women, including:
    Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Yael Lipschutz, and Corazon Del Sol.

    Saturday May 9th, 2015
    at 3 pm

    Hosted by
    The Box Gallery
    805 Traction Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Read Wagley’s feature>>

    Snacks, refreshments and special offers on subscriptions to X-TRA.



  • Project X Forum 2: FAR Bazaar

    Wednesday, April 15. 2015 7:30 pm 18th St Arts Center, Curator's Lounge, 1629 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Project X Forum 2: FAR Bazaar
    With Lynne Berman, Eli Pulsinelli, and Carrie Ungerman

    Join us for the second in a series of public forums investigating the exhibitions Project X produced in the 90s, with a focus on the conditions facing Los Angeles artists at that time, and the way they shaped artist-run organizations, alternative exhibitions and publications. What can the nineties tell us about now?

    FAR Bazaar at the Federal Building was the first of three large-scale exhibitions facilitated by FAR (Foundation […]

  • Panel Discussion: On Art Practice, Theory, and the PhD.

    Wednesday, March 18 7pm - 9pm Armory Center for the Arts
    145 N Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103

    Project X Foundation and Armory Center for the Arts present:

    Where do art practice and theory meet?
    Panel discussion between artists about their work, research, and the academic discipline of art.
    with Claire de Dobay Rifelj, Amy Howden-Chapman, Christiane Kues, and Tim Ridlen

    Organized by Christiane Kues, Project X Desk at Outpost@Armory Resident

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    7 – 9 pm

    at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

    Where do art practice and theory meet?
    This question invites consideration of the diverse, hybrid field of research, […]

  • Project X Forum 1: The First Show, 1992

    Next Event: March 11, 2015 7pm 18th St Arts Center, Curator's Lounge, 1629 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    March 11, 7 PM

    THE FIRST SHOW, 1992
    A Roundtable Conversation

    Listen to the recording of the roundtable:

    About Project X’s first exhibition, “The First Show,” and the formation of Project X and X-TRA in response to the art climate of Los Angeles in the early 90s.

    With Stephen Berens, Kellie Lanham, Shana Lutker, Jan Tumlir, and Anuradha Vikram.
    Witnesses: Eric Kim, Hailey Loman of LACA / Kris Paulsen, Ry Wharton of COR&P

    Join us in the first of a […]

  • Project X Desk Writer in Residence: Christiane Kues

    February 1 through March 30 Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

    We are happy to welcome Christiane Kues as the second writer in residence at the Project X Desk at Outpost@Armory at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

    Open Studio with Christiane Kues
    Thursdays, Feb. 12 to 26 Mar, 2015
    noon to 4pm, (also by appointment:

    Time for meetings, interviews, ideas and discussions about writing, the everyday art world, practice-based theory, philosophy, publication ideas to share, spaces for artist writers and collaborations

    Christiane Kues on her project for the Desk, Doing theory:
    Theory and […]

  • The Benefit of Friends Collected, Vol. 2: Book Fair Reception

    Book Release at LA Art Book Fair 5 - 7 pm MOCA Geffen Contemporary, LA Art Book Fair, Booth U 04

    Launching at the LA Art Book Fair, we are proud to announce the release of the second Project X Paperback:
    The Benefit of Friends Collected, Vol. 2

    Join us at the LA Art Book Fair to celebrate the release of the book:

    Friday, January 30
    5 – 7 PM
    at our Booth, U 04
    LA Art Book Fair, MOCA Geffen

    45 artists writing about each others’ work.

    Concept by Jesse Benson
    With writing and work by
    Kelly Akashi, Animal Charm, David Berezin, Simon Bill, Sergio Bromberg, Kathrin Burmester, John Burtle, […]

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