Erik Frydenborg
Immortal Jelly: Part II

Date November 13, 2018

For the Re:research series, we invite artists and writers to present the underpinnings of their work. Here, Erik Frydenborg lays out his research behind curating the exhibition Immortal Jelly, at AWHRHWAR from September 6–October 6, 2018. Part I of this essay is published here.

 

Kari Cholnoky, Bicker, 2017.Faux fur, paper pulp, acrylic and collage on cardboard. 25 x 13 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Memory, all alone in the moonlight…

In a pair of experiments conducted …

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Poli Marichal
Sister Corita Kent’s Legacy

Date November 13, 2018

November 20 would mark the 100th birthday of Sister Corita Kent. As a graphic artist, Sister Corita contributed a signature style to the political art of the ’60s. As a bold reformer, she pushed the Church to modernize until breaking with the order in 1968. And so, to celebrate her centenary, we’ve commissioned a group of artists, curators, and admirers to reflect on her work and its influence. Our first contributor to the series, which we’re calling Sister Corita Keeps …

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Brian Karl and Olivia Mole
Love’s Labors Glossed

Date October 22, 2018

In eXhibitions, we bring the conversation to the artworks, discussing art from within the context of its display. Here, our two interlocutors engage the sculptures of Harry Dodge in a speculative tête-à-tête-à-tête, while on site for the artist’s Works of Love at JOAN, Los Angeles, July 8–September 30, 2018.

Scene: an airy, seventh floor gallery in the garment district. Twelve sculptures by the artist Harry Dodge—vivid, quasi-abstract figures constructed from various industrial materials—are evenly spaced on the floor or on plinths. The …

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Aria Dean with Travis Diehl
Going Formal

Date October 22, 2018

In eXhibitions, we bring the conversation to the artworks, discussing art from within the context of its display. Artist, writer, and curator Aria Dean met X-TRA Online Editor Travis Diehl at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, to discuss the granular tensions within her current solo show, Lonesome Crowded West, on view from September 8 – October 27, 2018. This is an edited transcript.

 

Installation view, Lonesome Crowded West, Château Shatto, Los Angeles, September 8–October 27, 2018. Courtesy of the …

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Erik Frydenborg
Immortal Jelly: Part I

Date October 2, 2018

For the Re:research series, we invite artists and writers to present the underpinnings of their work. In this post, Erik Frydenborg expounds on his research behind an exhibition he curated, also titled Immortal Jelly, at AWHRHWAR from September 6–October 6, 2018. Part II of this essay is forthcoming on X-TRA Online.

 

White Matter Fibers, HCP Dataset Full sideview. Courtesy of the USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Images, Consortium of the Human Connectome …

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Video: Designer Becca Lofchie
on X-TRA’s New Look

Date September 4, 2018

The new look for X-TRA has “the seriousness of a journal and the loudness of a magazine,” says our new graphic designer Becca Lofchie.

Hear more about the new logo and design launching this month in our interview.

X-TRA presents: Becca Lofchie on X-TRA's new design from X-TRA on Vimeo.

Thanks to Alyssa Julian and Poppy Coles.