SOURCE: 18th Street Arts Center

November 03, 2015 14:52 ET

Los Angeles Art Collective Project X Presents an Exhibition About Their Work in the Nineties

Ephemera, Images, and Audio Recordings Illustrate the Crucial Role of the Artist's Voice in Sustaining Contemporary Art Culture in Southern California

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - November 03, 2015) - Concluding their curatorial residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Project X presents Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999, an exhibition of ephemera, images, and audio recordings about the exhibitions of Project X in the nineties.

Known as the publishers of the art journal X-TRA, Project X originated as a roving organization of artists curating exhibitions in the wake of the art market boom of the 1990s. They strove to fill the absence of conceptual art exhibitions and criticism in Los Angeles. Independently producing ten exhibitions across Los Angeles and Orange County during the nineties, the group's curatorial projects illustrate the crucial role of the artist's voice in shaping and sustaining contemporary art culture in Southern California.

This exhibition showcases personal accounts, exhibition ephemera, exhibition documentation and original print materials gathered over the course of Project X's 2015 residency at 18th Street. Spearheaded by Shana Lutker and Kellie Lanham, this exhibition of the archive features the network of artists and artworks spanning the organization's history gathered thus far. It's a work in progress that begs the question: How does the history and community of Los Angeles in the nineties influence us today?

The Curator in Residence program at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999

November 9 - December 11, 2015

18th Street Arts Center | Main Gallery

1639 18th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

LINKS:

Exhibition: http://18thstreet.org/events/projectx-exhibition

Collective site: http://18thstreet.org/residents/project-x

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