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 burning bright!
Every dollar contributed before Dec 31, 2017 will be doubled by the Project X $20,000 Matching Fund. Already a member? Give a little more for 2x the impact! Please contribute today!
2017 was a great year for X-TRA and Project X. Some highlights: Aria Dean on Ulysses Jenkins and the Non-Ontology of Blackness, Christine Wertheim on Johanna Went, conversations between artists Mariah Garnett and William E. Jones with Suzy Halajian as well as Alice Wang and Carol Bove, A.L. Steiner’s piece for our new ARTIST WRITES series, and original Artist’s Projects by Patrick Staff, Patricia Fernández, Doran George, and Rakish Light. We presented 7 public events with more than 500 audience members, including an 8-hour lecture by A.L. Steiner at the Women’s Center for Creative Work. And we initiated direct to web X-TRA Online content with artist’s columns by EJ Hill and Nao Bustamante. Your Membership makes possible this full range of Project X’s offerings; the publication of X-TRA, as well as our website, public events, arts publications and artist editions.
X-TRA’s archive and website is an important and vital historical record of the past twenty years, with over 450 artist and writer contributors. Your gift to X-TRA and Project X directly supports artists and writers, and the intellectual conversation necessary to bring out the best for all arts institutions in LA, and beyond.
2018 is going to be big! Your gift will support: a lecture by Andrea Fraser, commissions from Martine Syms and Pope.L, X-TRA Artist’s Projects by Lex Brown and Carmen Argote, Jan Tumlir’s forthcoming book on noise and monochromes, events with artists Malik Gaines, Michelle Grabner, Pope.L, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Patrick Staff, Martine Syms, the expansion of X-TRA Online and the everyday nuts and bolts making a small nonprofit work.
Do it by December 31, and your gift is DOUBLED! Project X Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit and all contributions are tax-deductible.
With best wishes for the coming year,
Jeff Beall, Chairman
Shana Lutker, Executive Director
Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism
X-TRA seeks interns
Andrea Fraser / Lecture at ICA LA
Spring Launch Event
with Lex Brown and Leslie Dick
Martine Syms / Screening and Conversation
XX-TRA 20th Anniversary Benefit
X-TRA at Acid-Free Los Angeles Book Market
Lynne Tillman + Kerry Tribe in conversation at The Broad
Malik Gaines presents A Jennifer Moon Songbook…
Patrick Staff presents CLEAN NEEDLES NOW & NOW
X-TRA Summer Sketchy Garden Party
Pope.L / Reading at The Underground Museum
Fall Launch Party!
X-TRA at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
Workshop at The Broad
Simone Forti and Dorit Cypis in Conversation
Screening and Conversation with Aria Dean, Erin Chrisotvale, and Ulysses Jenkins
CALL FOR INTERNS
grantLOVE x Alisa Ratner prints to benefit X-TRA
X-TRA presents ARTISTS’ BOOKS CHANGE LIVES at LAABF 2017
X-TRA Spring Launch Event: The Heart and the Halt
ARTIST WRITES Lecture #1
X-TRA Summer Event
Looking at Performance: Guts, Lust and Kinks
20th Anniversary Reader Sale
CALL FOR INTERNS
Say Hello to the 20th Volume of XX-TRA!
Fall Launch Event: with Candice Lin and Miljohn Ruperto
Give a little XX-TRA this year.
X-TRA Thanks for the Anniversary Celebration and Party Pics!!
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