March 11, 7 PM
THE FIRST SHOW, 1992
A Roundtable Conversation
About Project X’s first exhibition, “The First Show,” and the formation of Project X and X-TRA in response to the art climate of Los Angeles in the early 90s.
Join us in the first of a series of public forums investigating the exhibitions Project X produced in the 90s, with a focus on the conditions facing Los Angeles artists at that time, and the way they shaped artist-run organizations, alternative exhibitions and publications. What can the nineties tell us about now?
• Listen to the audio recording of this forum here.
Project X originated as a roving organization. A team of artists curating exhibitions in the wake of the art market boom of the nineties, they strove to fill the absence of conceptual art criticism in Los Angeles. Project X’s curatorial projects illustrate the crucial role of the artist’s voice in shaping and sustaining the Los Angeles art community.
PROJECT X FORUM 1
Beginning: THE FIRST SHOW, 1992
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
18th Street Arts Center
1629 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
PROJECT X RESIDENCY AT 18TH ST ARTS CENTER:
18th Street Arts Center is pleased to announce Project X as its third Curator in Residence. This is a year-long residency designed to support curatorial research and promote the development of critical discourse in the field of contemporary art. Los Angeles-based collective Project X began in the early nineties. Spearheaded by Stephen Berens and Ellen Birrell, with a rotating group of other artists and writers, Project X curated a series of exhibitions from 1991 to 1998, and the group founded X-TRA contemporary art quarterly in 1997.
As Curator(s) in Residence at 18th Street Arts Center, Project X, under direction of Shana Lutker with Kellie Lanham, will delve into the research of the Project X artist-organized exhibitions in the nineties, with an active public conversation about the particular characteristics of “LA artists” in the nineties and now. At 18th Street, the public face of this research will be monthly events in the Curator’s Lounge, the space dedicated to the Curator in Residence. These forums will engage their research with invited guests and encourage public participation.
Project X will host forums EVERY 2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
The Curator in Residence program at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to LACA for hosting the Project X Forums Archive.
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
A letter from home
ARTIST WRITES Lecture #1
A letter for my other brother
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