Volume 19, number 4
Announcing the publication of the summer issue of X-TRA.
X-TRA is a quarterly contemporary art journal, based in Los Angeles and founded in 1997. Edited by a collective of artists and writers, X-TRA publishes expansive features, historical essays, commissioned artist’s projects, interviews, columns, and substantive reviews.
Carol Bove and Alice Wang discuss strategies of display, viewership and the potential for non-verbal engagement.
Rob Marks explores the utopic possibilities in the visions of Tomás Saraceno in his show Stillness in Motion–Cloud Cites at SFMOMA.
Kyle Proehl delves into a world of communication, commence, catastrophe and stark personal narrative in his review of Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday at Whitney Museum of Art.
Doran George kinks the love letter in their Artist’s Project, Can We Have Sex? Michael Turinsky’s Dancing Against Compulsory Ableism. Introduced by Neha Choksi.
Mariah Garnett and William E. Jones talk sex, moving image, and the refusal of gender binaries with curator Suzy Halajian.
Christine Wertheim looks beyond the grotesque to reveal the genius in the performances of Los Angeles artist Johanna Went.
Jacob Stewart-Halevy explores the power of persuasion and face of deception in his review of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige‘s I Must First Apologize…at MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Travis Diehl wades through hermeneutic debris in his review of Thomas Hirschhorn: Stand-alone at The Mistake Room.
X-TRA is available in print and digital-reader format, and the complete archive from 1997 is online.
Visit x-traonline.org to browse the archive, shop our Artist’s Editions, donate, and find submission guidelines.
X-TRA is published by the nonprofit Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society of North America, Pasadena Art Alliance, The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, California Arts Council, the Center for Cultural Information and our patrons and subscribers.