Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly

Pasadena Art Alliance

Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal based in Los Angeles that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews and more.

This grant continues support of the publication’s artist commentaries, in the form of 20th anniversary programming:  X-TRA Forums, a series of dynamic events activating the recent history of contemporary art and criticism; and Artist Writes, new essays and lectures exploring the form of artist writing. The events involve eight artists writing for  X-TRA’s spring volume 20, published in March 2018.