As this turbulent election year draws to a close, we are exceedingly thankful for the community that supports and drives X-TRA. Forces gaining strength in the world dismiss critical thinking and the socially egalitarian positions that X-TRA champions. Now, more than ever, Project X and X-TRA remain committed to intelligent critical engagement with art and ideas.
Art isn’t easy. Please support X-TRA in your end-of-year giving.
Let’s batten down the hatches and keep Project X and X-TRA strong in these stormy times.
To encourage you to join or renew, every dollar contributed by Dec 31, 2016 will be matched by our special $20,000 Match put up by the Project X Board. If you’re already a member, give a little more for 2x the impact.
Artists and writers have an interdependent relationship, driving each other to make meaning of their work and the political, social, and psychological forces that shape contemporary art and discourse. X-TRA provides an independent platform for this exchange. At this moment of growth and transition in the LA art community, X-TRA’s archive is an important thread from the 1990’s to now—a historical record of twenty years and growing, with over 450 artist and writer contributors. Your support of X-TRA and Project X keeps us going strong as Los Angeles’ longest running art journal and directly supports artists and writers.
Project X Membership makes possible the full range of Project X’s offerings, not only through the publication of X-TRA, but also by sponsoring a great variety of public events, arts publications and artist editions.
2016 was a great year for X-TRA and Project X. Highlights in X-TRA: Nizan Shaked on William Pope.L; Susanna Newbury on Renée Green and Barbara Kasten; Leslie Dick on Sarah Charlesworth; Charles Gaines and Kerry Tribe in conversation on pedagogy; Artist’s Projects from Sarah Conaway, Claire Nereim, Patrick Staff and Mark Hagen. We hosted ten public events, including the first Meet & Greet, in partnership with Human Resources and LACA, which had over 400 attendees supporting artist-run orgs all over Los Angeles.
This coming fall marks the 20th Anniversary of X-TRA! Help us start our 20th year off with an X-TRA bang.
It will be a banner year, with high-profile essays and public events with artists Andrea Fraser, Malik Gaines, Michelle Grabner, Pope.L, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Patrick Staff, A.L. Steiner, Martine Syms, and many others.
Join or renew as a Project X Member!
Do it by December 31, and your gift is DOUBLED!
Project X Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit (EIN: 42-1547728) and all contributions are tax-deductible.
Immaterials and Proposals at the LA Art Book Fair
MEET & GREET 2016
LA in the AUGHTS: Benefit Auction and Party for X-TRA
X-TRA Spring Launch!
Call for submissions
X-TRA Editions: MARK HAGEN
Summer Launch: Hole Up with
X-TRA & Mark Hagen at ARTBOOK
Walkthrough of Barbara Kasten: Stages with Susanna Newbury
X-TRA at NY ART BOOK FAIR
Art Book Fair in Chinatown
X-TRA Fall Launch with Sarah Conaway, Travis Diehl and Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
Art Isn’t Easy: End of Year Fundraiser and Membership Drive
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
Project X Forum 1: The First Show, 1992
Panel Discussion: On Art Practice, Theory, and the PhD.
Project X Desk Writer in Residence: Christiane Kues
Project X Forum 2: FAR Bazaar
X-TRA Spring Launch: The Conversation
Project X Forum 3: XTREME Research
The Benefit of Friends Collected
Panel and White Elephant Party
Project X Forum 4: Suitably Appointed
Project X Forum 5: Revisiting “Program for Paradise”
Project X Forum 6: Pair-A-Sites,
with Charles Gaines and Kerry Tribe
Project X Forum 8: Lost and Found with Nao Bustamante, Soo Kim, and HK Zamani
X-TRA Launch: Fall together
Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999
Project X Forum 9: East of Eden, Profane Gardens
Spend Money on Amazon, Amazon Gives X-TRA Money
XTREME Launch Party!
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
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
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
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