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.

  • Andrea Fraser / Lecture at ICA LA

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 3 - 5pm Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
    1717 E 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90021

    Andrea Fraser presents this lecture in conjunction with her essay for X-TRA, “Toward a Reflexive Resistance.” in which she considers the structural positions of the Left and Right in relation to cultural capital and power in the wake of the elections of 2016.  The essay discusses how artists and arts institutions both challenge and reinforce established relations of power, and the importance of critical reflexivity in the face of complex forms of domination. 

    Thanks to our host, ICA LA!
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  • CANCELLED: Simone Leigh + Steven Nelson in Conversation at The Broad

    February 22, 2018 7:30 pm Oculus Hall at The Broad

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk will no longer take place at its scheduled date and time. We’ll update this page if updates become available.
    The Broad will refund all tickets.

    The Broad and X-TRA present
    Simone Leigh + Steven Nelson in Conversation 

    The first in a series of talks addressing the legacy of Joseph Beuys

    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    7:30pm
    Oculus Hall at The Broad,
    221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Tickets, $15
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    In the first talk in this series, Hugo Boss …

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  • X-TRA seeks interns

    Apply now! Atwater Village

    LA-based art journal seeks interns.
    Gain work experience at the longest running non-profit contemporary art journal in LA.

    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 the website and social media sites, researching and procuring images and rights, event support and interests of individuals.

    The position is unpaid, however credit can be arranged for students. The ideal candidate can work approximately …

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  • X-TRA Thanks for the Anniversary Celebration and Party Pics!!

    Friday December 1 7 - 9 pm there-there

    Dear friends of X-TRA—

    Thank you so much for coming out to celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Friday!
    It was a fabulous party and we were so happy for the opportunity to celebrate everyone
    who has played a part in X-TRA since 1997.

    A special thanks to our raffle-players and congratulations to our raffle-winners!

    If you weren’t able to make the party, please show your support. Renew your membership or make a fully tax-deductible donation in support of our 20th Anniversary year and the future to …

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  • Give a little XX-TRA this year.

    November 21, 2017 x-traonline.org/donate

    Dear Reader,

    X-TRA is celebrating twenty years! Twenty years of providing a platform for artists to define the terms of their own engagement! Twenty years of diverse, high quality critical writing from Los Angeles! Twenty years of free distribution to schools! Twenty years of provoking and promoting intelligent arts discourse!

    Today, the need for independent, intelligent critical engagement with art and ideas is more important than ever. Support from our community is crucial. Your generosity keeps the torch of intelligent critical discourse …

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  • Fall Launch Event: with Candice Lin and Miljohn Ruperto

    Friday, November 10, 2017 7:30 - 9:30 pm Ghebaly Gallery, 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    Fall Launch Event:

     Candice Lin and Miljohn Ruperto in conversation

    Friday November 10, 2017
    7:30 – 9:30 pm
    at Ghebaly Gallery
    2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    Join us to celebrate the new issue and all of the great contributions.

    LA-based artists Candice Lin and Miljohn Ruperto in conversation about Miljohn’s work and Candice’s article in the current issue. Screening of selections of Ruperto’s work.

    Refreshments and X-TRAs served.
    Free and open to the public.

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    Candice Lin is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, …

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