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.
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 […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 […]
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, […]
Announcing the return of X-TRA’s
1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE
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 […]
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, […]
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
X-TRA and Project X are at
Booth U 04
We’ll have […]
X-TRA and Project X at the LA ART BOOK FAIR!
The Benefit of Friends Collected, Vol. 2: Book Fair Reception
1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE at the LAABF
Call for Applications: Project X Projects Curatorial Research Fellowship
Project X Forum 1: The Beginning, The First Show
Project X Desk Writer in Residence: Christiane Kues
SCALE: Launch Event for X-TRA 16.2
Cadavere Quotidiano: The first Project X Projects Paperback
LA in the 90s : Benefit Auction and Party for X-TRA and Project X
Cadavere Telephone: X-TRA and Cadavere Quotidiano Launch Party
2014 X-TRA Reader Survey!
Artist’s Tag Sale
The Project X Writer’s Desk at Outpost@Armory
X-TRA Summer Launch in Berlin
The Project X Desk at Outpost@Armory: Johanna Hedva
X-TRA and Project X at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
HELL: Shanaynay Library Party and Cadavere Quotidiano Paris Launch
Panel Discussion: What does art practice have to do with political activism?
X-TRA Fall Launch: Leslie Dick and Zackary Drucker in conversation
Call for Applications: Writer’s Desk Residency
X-TRA at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair
X-TRA at the College Art Association Conference in New York
X-TRA presents Dont Rhine and Clean Needles Now
The X-TRA Art Sale
The Summer Event!: Conversation and Beer.
Destruction! And Monsters! Fall Launch Party and Screening
3 Ways to Make X-TRA’s Year End Right.
X-TRA presents Chinese Cocktail, a concert by Robert Wilhite
The Kitchen Table, reprise
Surfing & Smoking
Immaterials and Proposals, part deux
X-TRA at the NY Art Book Fair
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 1/ Stephen Berens presents The Los Angeles Times and Me
X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 2 / Why Start An Art Magazine Now? (1997 / 2012)
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 3 / Debate Drawing Party
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 4 / MAK Center to support ARTISTS + INSTITUTIONS: Common Ground “What is the Common Ground for Artists and Institutions?”
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 5 / Revisiting the revisiting of feminism.
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 6 / X-TRA celebrates MATERIAL.
15 Years in 15 Days: Day 7 / Jan Tumlir presents Black and White Paintings and Albums, a talk with images and music.
William Leavitt presents Habitat
Micol Hebron presents 1 Image 1 Minute
The Art of Criticism, a panel discussion Organized and moderated by Damon Willick with Sharon Mizota, Doug Harvey, and Aram Moshayedi.
“Country Lessons” hosted by Vanessa Place
Performance: Leslie Dick’s “Boundary Lines” & PDAs by CamLab
FIRE IN THE LIBRARY: FIND BIG MIND, a cross discipline talk influenced by the work of Eugenia Butler
Chinese Cocktail listening party with Robert Wilhite
X-TRA=XV CAKE PARTY!!!
X-TRA hosts Happy Hour at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Launch Event: X-TRA at Armory Center for the Arts with Marcos Lutyens
X-TRA’s 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE 2011
Screening of the films of Gary Beydler
Amazon will donate to X-TRA every time you buy something using our link!
Artists & Writers Picnic
X-TRA at The Bash, the Co/Lab party for Art Platform
Immaterials and Proposals at Human Resources