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.

  • 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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  • XX-TRA 20th Anniversary Benefit

    Artworks online, May 1 - 15. Closing event, May 15 Paddle8 and there-there

    20th Anniversary Benefit Party
    and Auction Closing

    Celebrate and help build a strong future for X-TRA.
    Support new critical writing, artist’s projects and contemporary art discourse.

    Join us for artwork viewing and bidding, cocktail sipping, music, and a chance to win an *artwork.

    Jennifer Bolande • Nancy Baker Cahill • Carolina Caycedo • Kate Costello • Charles Gaines • Michelle Grabner • Todd Gray • Sherin Guergis • Richard Hawkins • Stefan Heyne • Alex …

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  • Andrea Fraser / Lecture at ICA LA

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 3 - 5pm Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
    1717 E 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90021

    Andrea Fraser presents this lecture in conjunction with her essay for X-TRA, “Toward a Reflexive Resistance.” in which she considers the structural positions of the Left and Right in relation to cultural capital and power in the wake of the elections of 2016.  The essay discusses how artists and arts institutions both challenge and reinforce established relations of power, and the importance of critical reflexivity in the face of complex forms of domination. 

    Thanks to our host, ICA LA!
    This event is free …

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  • X-TRA seeks interns

    Apply now! Atwater Village

    LA-based art journal seeks interns.
    Gain work experience at the longest running non-profit contemporary art journal in LA.

    We are a small operation, and interns help with a wide range of tasks. This is an office position assisting the Associate Managing Editor and Executive Director. Responsibilities include updating the website and social media sites, researching and procuring images and rights, event support and interests of individuals.

    The position is unpaid, however credit can be arranged for students. The ideal candidate can work approximately …

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  • X-TRA Thanks for the Anniversary Celebration and Party Pics!!

    Friday December 1 7 - 9 pm there-there

    Dear friends of X-TRA—

    Thank you so much for coming out to celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Friday!
    It was a fabulous party and we were so happy for the opportunity to celebrate everyone
    who has played a part in X-TRA since 1997.

    A special thanks to our raffle-players and congratulations to our raffle-winners!

    If you weren’t able to make the party, please show your support. Renew your membership or make a fully tax-deductible donation in support of our 20th Anniversary year and the future to …

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