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.

  • Project X Forum 1: The Beginning, The First Show

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

    March 11, 7PM
    Beginning: THE FIRST SHOW
    A Roundtable Conversation with
    Stephen Berens, Kellie Lanham, Shana Lutker, Anuradha Vikram, and invited guests.

    “In the first Project X paper, we wrote this mission statement: ‘Once again it has become apparent that artists need to take control of the processes by which their work is seen and understood.’ It is still and again true.”
    – Ellen Birrell, from “From X to XV: Conversation with X-TRA Founders Ellen Birrell and Stephen Berens” in X-TRA […]

  • 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, […]

  • 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE at the LAABF

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 2 - 3:30 pm Aratani Central Hall, across the courtyard from MOCA Geffen

    Announcing the return of X-TRA’s
    at the LA Art Book Fair

    Saturday, January 31, 2015
    2:00 – 3:30 pm

    Free and Open to the public,
    Tickets  for this event are limited.>

    As part of the CABC – Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Project X and X-TRA are proud to announce another beloved 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE event, organized by Micol Hebron, Project X and the LA Artists’ Book Conference Committee.

    50 people […]

  • Call for Applications: Project X Projects Curatorial Research Fellowship

    until February 2 Project X at 18th St. Arts Center

    Project X seeks research fellow for 2015 to assist in the research and administration of Project X’s initiative to study artist-driven exhibitions in Los Angeles in the nineties.

    The research fellow will help facilitate public forums and presentations based around the Project X archives and have opportunities for original research, interviews, published writing, and exposure to a wide range of LA-based artists and art-professionals. Fellow will work directly with Executive Director.

    Requirements: Commitment through December 2015. Graduate-level or equivalent in art history, […]

  • X-TRA and Project X at the LA ART BOOK FAIR!

    January 29 - February 1 MOCA Geffen Contemporary

    It’s back! The best thing that ever happened to art books: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair.
    And we’ll be there in full force.
    A big event and big new book launch!

    Preview: Thursday, January 29, 6–9 pm
    purchase ticket to the Preview here!
    Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is free and open to the public:
    Friday January 30th, 12–7pm; Saturday January 31st, 11-7pm; Sunday February 1st, 11-6pm

    at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    X-TRA and Project X are at
    Booth U 04

    We’ll have […]

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