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.

  • Fall Launch Party!

    Friday, September 14 6 - 8 pm Zebulon
    2478 Fletcher Ave. Los Angeles, Ca. 90039

    Join us on the patio at Zebulon with the new issue IRL!
    Check out the New Look and say hello to Volume 21.

    We’ll be hanging out with designer Becca Lofchie and the new issue from 6 – 8 pm.

    The print issue has all kinds of surprises with stellar contributions from Leslie Dick, Travis Diehl, Georgia Lassner, Kaari Upson, Anuradha Vikram, Meg Whiteford, and Simon Leung in conversation with Simone Forti, Steve Paxton and Yvonne …

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  • Pope.L / Reading at The Underground Museum

    Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:30pm The Underground Museum, 3508 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

    X-TRA presents
    Pope.L reads “The Cypress”
    Reading followed by conversation with Hamza Walker

    Hosted by The Underground Museum
    3508 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

    Free and open to the public

    Please join us for this very special event. Chicago-based artist Pope.L will present a reading of his short story, “The Cypress,” written for X-TRA’s Artist Writes commissions series. “The Cypress,” published in the summer issue of X-TRA, follows the narrator’s descent into a world of crime and incarceration driven by …

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  • X-TRA Summer Sketchy Garden Party

    Sunday, July 29 2–4pm the garden at Hauser & Wirth

    X-TRA Summer Issue Launch: Sketchy Garden Party

    X-TRA invites you to celebrate the launch of the summer issue, the last in X-TRA’s 20th Anniversary volume!

    Sunday, July 29
    in the garden at Hauser & Wirth
    901 East 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

    Celebrate the limitless exploration of a blank page with an afternoon of sketching and conversation in the garden at Hauser & Wirth.

    In honor of the special sketchbook project in the summer issue, we invite …

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  • Patrick Staff presents CLEAN NEEDLES NOW & NOW

    Wednesday, July 18 7:30 pm Navel, 1611 S Hope St. Los Angeles, 90015

    X-TRA Forums #2

    Patrick Staff presents CLEAN NEEDLES NOW & NOW
    a performance-screening
    Wednesday July 18, 2018
    7:30 – 10:00 pm
    at Navel
    1611 S Hope St., Downtown Los Angeles, 90015

    CLEAN NEEDLES NOW & NOW is an evening length performance-screening event by artist Patrick Staff, presented as part of the X-TRA Forums series. Continuing the format of Staff’s previous performance-screenings, such as Uniform Smoke presented at Chisenhale Gallery, London in 2015, and Missives at the Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, 2016, the evening will present a series of artist moving image …

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  • Malik Gaines presents A Jennifer Moon Songbook…

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 8pm Ham and Eggs Tavern
    433 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

    X-TRA presents
    A Jennifer Moon Songbook
    An evening of songs and readings orchestrated by Malik Gaines,
    drawing from the series of songs he wrote with Jennifer Moon in the 1990s
    Joshua Chambers-Letson
    Malik Gaines
    Jade Gordon
    Giles Miller
    Jennifer Moon
    Will Schwartz
    Alexandro Segade
    Gabie Strong
    Karen Tongson

    Tuesday May 29, 2018
    8 – 10pm
    Ham & Eggs Tavern
    433 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

    This is the first of the X-TRA Forums, a series of programs using the 20-year archive of contemporary art quarterly 
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  • Lynne Tillman + Kerry Tribe in conversation at The Broad

    Thursday, May 17 7:30 - 9:30 pm Oculus Hall at The Broad
    221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    The Broad and X-TRA present
    Lynne Tillman + Kerry Tribe in conversation

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

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Oculus Hall at The Broad,
    221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Tickets, $15

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    Organized by The Broad and X-TRA, this special iteration of The Un-Private Collection addresses the legacy of German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys in relation to contemporary art practice. Each program highlights a theme …

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