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.

  • Panel Discussion: What does art practice have to do with political activism?

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7 - 9pm Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

    Project X Foundation and Armory Center for the Arts present:

    What does art practice have to do with political activism?
    with Danielle Bustillo, William Henri Lucas, Chandler McWilliams
    Organized and moderated by Johanna Kozma,
    current Project X Desk at Outpost@Armory resident

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    7 – 9 pm

    Armory Center for the Arts
    145 N Raymond Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    What Does Art Practice Have to Do with Political Activism?

    For artists, the question of practice vs. theory becomes especially relevant — and complicated — when asked in ...

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  • X-TRA Fall Launch: Leslie Dick and Zackary Drucker in conversation

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 11am - 1pm Luis De Jesus Gallery
    2685 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Nobody Passes.

    “We want to be like the mirror, but we’re all over the shop; we’re more like sculpture than we are like pictures. We’ve got backsides and insides, and we see everything from an interior that mixes up whatever we see with memories and fantasies and other images and wishful thinking of all descriptions.”
    From Leslie Dick’s feature On Repetition: Nobody Passes in the current issue of X-TRA.
    Zackary Drucker and Leslie Dick use this text and the current exhibition at Luis De ...

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  • HELL: Shanaynay Library Party and Cadavere Quotidiano Paris Launch

    Monday, October 13, 2014 7pm Le Chiquito 26, rue de Ménilmontant, Paris, France

    ::::::::::::::::Shanaynay Library Party::::::::::::::::
    :::+Cadavere Quotidiano Paris book launch:::

    *DONATE A BOOK = GET A FREE DRINK*
    UN LIVRE DONNÉ = UN VERRE OFFERT

    Shanaynay Public Library guidelines :
    http://shanaynay.fr/preface/iii/

    Cadavere Quotidiano :
    http://x-traonline.org/events/cadavere-quotidiano-the-first-project-x-projects-paperback/

    For this third edition of the Library Party, we invite you to contribute to the « hell » section.
    The term « enfer » (hell) refers to the part of the library which holds the books destined to a restricted audience.

    From hentai comics you don’t need anymore ...

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  • X-TRA and Project X at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair

    9/26-28/2014 MoMA PS1

    Visit X-TRA and Project X at the NY Art Book Fair, from September 26 to 28.

    Shana and Brica will be there with the new issue, tote-bags, and more!

    Presented by Printed Matter, Inc. MoMA PS1

    Hours and Location

    Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6–9 pm
    Friday, September 26, 12–7 pm
    Saturday, September 27, 11 am–9 pm
    Sunday, September 28, 11 am–7 pm

    The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

    MoMA PS1
    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
    Long Island City, NY (map)

    The NY ...

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  • The Project X Desk at Outpost@Armory: Johanna Kozma

    September 15 - October 31, 2014 Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

    Writer-in-Residence:
    Johanna Kozma
    Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 2014
    The inaugural Project X Desk at Outpost@Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

    This week at the Project X Desk:

    TAROT CARD READINGS with Johanna Kozma
    Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1
    1pm to 5pm
    Free, first come first serve.

    Johanna Kozma on her project for the Desk:
    In the wake of the Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden revelations last year, the image of Icarus appeared in my mind. It struck me that these two figures represented contemporary, ...

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  • X-TRA Summer Launch in Berlin

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 7 - 9:30 pm Archive Books
    Dieffenbachstraße 31
    10967 Berlin Germany

    X-TRA and Project X present
    a Summer Launch event for X-TRA Volume 16, Number 4

    The Expansion of the Instant

    A discussion about photography, anxiety, and infinity
    with Kim Schoen, Michaela Wünsch and Patricia Reed
    with screening of Stanya Kahn’s It’s Cool I’m Good.

    Hosted by Archive Books
    in Berlin, Germany

    Sunday, August 24, 2014*
    7 – 9:30 pm

    The evening will begin with a screening of Stanya Kahn’s It’s Cool I’m Good. Following a short break, Schoen, Wünsch and Reed will discuss repetition, anxiety and infinity ...

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