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 Summer Event
    Looking at Performance: Guts, Lust and Kinks

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:30pm Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Johanna Went performing at the Hong Kong Café, Los Angeles, 1979. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Scott Lindgren.

    X-TRA Summer Event
    Looking at Performance: Guts, Lust and Kinks

    A screening and discussion of the work of Johanna Went and Michael Turinsky
    with Doran George, Johanna Went, Christine Wertheim, and Mark Wheaton

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    7:30pm – 9:30pm

    at Human Resources LA
    410 Cottage Home Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    In celebration of our Summer Issue, X-TRA invites you to a discussion and screening, about looking […]

  • EJ Hill
    A letter for my other brother

    July 24, 2017 X-TRA Online Summer Reading

    “Where Troubles Melt Like Lemondrops II” (2013). Courtesy of the artist, Shikeith.

    “I think white gay people feel cheated because they were born in principle, into a society in which they were supposed to be safe. The anomaly of their sexuality puts them in danger, unexpectedly. Their reaction seems to me in direct proportion to the sense of feeling cheated of the advantages which accrue to white people in a white society.”
    —James Baldwin 1

    There is something to be […]

  • A.L. Steiner
    ARTIST WRITES Lecture #1

    Friday, June 30 12 - 8 pm, followed by reception from 8 - 10pm WCCW
    2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90031

    A.L. STEINER
    X-TRA ARTIST WRITES #1

    FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017

    12  – 8pm**
    reception, 8pm – 10pm

     

    Hosted by: 

    WCCW, 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90031

    X-TRA is thrilled to present this special program with A.L. Steiner. The artist will present an 8-hr discussion and lecture in conjunction with her text “It’s Nobody’s Fault: Extinction of Consciousness and Everything Else,” to be published in the September 2017 issue of X-TRA, Volume 20 number 1. The presentation, comprised of a full 8-hr work shift, will […]

  • EJ Hill
    A letter from home

    June 17, 2017 X-TRAonline Summer Reading

    Peter Tomka, “loves his mother,” 2017. Chromogenic color print on Crystal Archive paper, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy the artist.

    I grew up here. In this very neighborhood. 108th and Hoover, to be exact. This was the late 1980s, early 90s. Those who know this place intimately still refer to it as South Central, Los Angeles. Newcomers, developers, and those who mistakenly believe it to be, however illogically, a subset of both Compton and Inglewood, know it as South Los Angeles. Whatever […]

  • X-TRA Spring Launch Event: The Heart and the Halt

    Saturday, April 22 4 – 6 pm LACE
    6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

    X-TRA Spring Launch Event: The Heart and the Halt
    with Patricia Fernández and Suzy Halajian

    Saturday April 22
    4 – 6 pm

    at LACE
    6522 Hollywood Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Celebrate the Spring issue of X-TRA with art, talks, drinks, and journals.

    Presentations:

    Artist Patricia Fernández on her project in the issue, Memory Is In Progress: The Heart
    Curator Suzy Halajian presents a tour of the exhibition I can call this progress to a halt. 

    A chance to get your copy […]

  • X-TRA presents ARTISTS’ BOOKS CHANGE LIVES at LAABF 2017

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:30 - 2pm in the LA Art Book Fair at MOCA Geffen, in the Theatre

    X-TRA presents ARTISTS’ BOOKS CHANGE LIVES:
    Artist and writers present books life-altering books

    An eclectic series of short readings and performances dedicated to books.

    With
    Kelly Akashi
    Aria Dean
    Patricia Fernández
    Mariah Garnett
    Vishal Jugdeo
    Steve Kado
    Stanya Kahn
    Lakshmi Luthra
    Nour Mobarak
    Kavior Moon
    Jane Parshall
    Paul Pescador
    Rachelle Rojany
    Leslie Shows
    Paul Soto
    Patrick Staff
    Brica Wilcox
    Kate Wolf
    and more!

    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    12:30 – 2 pm

    in the LA Art Book Fair
    at MOCA Geffen
    152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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    This event is part of the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference at the Printed […]

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