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.

  • 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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  • Say Hello to the 20th Volume of XX-TRA!

    1997 - 2017 Subscribe or renew now.

    The Fall issue is here!
    Buy or renew as an X-TRA READER Now and get all 4 issues.

    Highlights of the 20th Volume include:

    • The 20th Anniversary ARTIST WRITES series with new commissioned essays from A.L. Steiner, Andrea Fraser, Martine Syms, Pope.L
    • Reviews of Kerry James Marshall, Miljohn Ruperto, Jimmie Durham, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Marisa Merz, Jacqueline de Jong, Trajal Harrell, Machine Project
    • Artist’s Projects by Rakish Light, Devon Tsuno, Lex Brown
    • Features on Jessica Stockholder, Sherin Guirguis, Rafa Esparza and Rebeca Hernandez
    • Columns on Fiona Connor and Shambhavi …

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  • CALL FOR INTERNS

    Now accepting applications Atwater Village, Los Angeles

    LA-based art journal seeks intern.

    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 website and social media sites, researching and procuring images and rights, event support and mailing. Internships are tailored to skills and interests of individuals.

    The position is unpaid, however credit can be arranged for students. …

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  • 20th Anniversary Reader Sale

    Sale ends September 1st ! Subscribe Now.

    20th Anniversary Reader Sale!
    Celebrating 20 years of X-TRA

    Support and Subscribe now:
    Get 1 year for only $30. (save $6)
    Two years with a free X-TRA tote bag!
    Or join at a higher level and get more rewards. 

    X-TRA is Los Angeles’s critical art journal, with a growing archive of 20 years of intelligent and engaging writing. Artist-focused and open-minded, X-TRA’s programs aim to promote and provoke dialogue about contemporary art and the critical issues addressed by artists.

    Now more than ever: X-TRA needs your support.
    Join or …

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  • X-TRA Summer Event
    Looking at Performance: Guts, Lust and Kinks

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:30pm Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    X-TRA Summer Event
    Looking at Performance: Guts, Lust and Kinks

    A screening and discussion of the work of Johanna Went and Michael Turinsky
    with Doran George, Johanna Went, Christine Wertheim, and Mark Wheaton

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    7:30pm – 9:30pm

    at Human Resources LA
    410 Cottage Home Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    In celebration of our Summer Issue, X-TRA invites you to a discussion and screening, about looking at performance through the work of Johanna Went and Michael Turinsky.

    Join us for this special program hosted …

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