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!

    Saturday, April 23 4 - 5:00 pm, reception to follow. Maccarone
    300 South Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90033

    X-TRA Spring Launch
    Stills / or it didn’t Happen: A lecture and a screening

    Join us in celebration of the new issue of X-TRA
    with Leslie Dick, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, and a video by Cécile B. Evans

    Saturday April 23, 2016
    4:00-5:00pm, reception to follow

    300 South Mission Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90033


    Screening of Cécile B. Evans’s Hyperlinks or it didn’t Happen,
    Leslie Dick on Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills,
    followed by a conversation with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
    moderated by Brica Wilcox

    Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills […]

  • LA in the AUGHTS: Benefit Auction and Party for X-TRA

    Sunday, March 13 2016 5:30 - 9pm Kayne Griffin Corcoran
    1201 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019


    Art Auction and Party to
    Benefit X-TRA and Project X

    SUNDAY MARCH 13 2016
    5:30 – 9 PM

    1201 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

    Art of the 2000s!
    MC Dynasty Handbag!
    DJ Luke Fischbeck!
    Wood oven pizza! Cocktails!
    Valet parking!
    Tickets for event, $50

    Limited supply.

    AUCTION open for bidding on PADDLE8: March 1 – 13, 2016

    Auction closes Sunday March 13 at 8:00 pm PST.

    Featuring work made in Los Angeles in the 2000s […]

  • MEET & GREET 2016

    Friday, February 19 8:30 - 10:30 pm Human Resources
    410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    MEET & GREET 2016:
    A project fair & party for
    new & independent contemporary
    arts groups in Los Angeles

    Friday, February 19, 2016
    8:30 – 10:30pm

    at Human Resources in Chinatown, 410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Organized by Human Resources, Project X / X-TRA and LA Contemporary Archive

    What is MEET & GREET 2016?
    It’s somewhere in between a party and a science fair: an opportunity meet some of the
    new & independent arts organizations in Los Angeles.

    Come have a drink, […]

  • Immaterials and Proposals at the LA Art Book Fair

    Saturday, February 13, 2016 12pm - 1:30 pm Theatre (Gallery V), located in the rear of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s Building 4

    Immaterials and Proposals
    A reading of artworks that exist only in written, immaterial form.

    X-TRA and Project X present a new iteration of the Immaterials and Proposals series for the LA ART BOOK FAIR CABC – CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOK CONFERENCE.

    The readings will be a mix of historical and contemporary works: outlined ideas and proposals for imagined objects, images, events, or exhibitions that remain text only—scripts, descriptions or proposals that could never be or intentionally have never been realized.

    Participants include:
    Basma Alsharif and Alee […]


    Seeking Winter/Spring 2016 Interns at the X-TRA Office

    X-TRA is seeking interns: Gain work experience at this non-profit contemporary art journal.

    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 website and social media sites, researching and procuring images and rights, event support and mailing.

    Internships are tailored to skills and interests of individuals.

    This internship is an unpaid position, however credit can be arranged for […]

  • Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999

    November 9 - December 11, 2015 Gallery open Monday to Friday, 11am-5:30pm. Later hours for events. 18th Street Arts Center, Gallery, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999
    A Project X exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center

    Concluding our curatorial residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Project X presents Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999, an exhibition of ephemera, images, and audio recordings about the exhibitions of Project X in the nineties.

    Known as the publishers of X-TRA, Project X originated in the early nineties as a roving organization of artists curating exhibitions in the wake of the art market boom, striving to fill the absence of conceptual art […]

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