art journal X-TRA
, co-founded by Professor Stephen Berens, is celebrating its 15th year with 15 day
s of events at ForYourArt in Los Angeles.

On Monday, October 1,

Stephen Berens
The Los Angeles Times and Me
. A live performance based on the 1998 video of the same name. The video script is comprised of a series of text drawings that compare word usage between the articles Stephen Berens wrote for X-TRA in 1997 and the articles written about art by the four art critics of the
Los Angeles Times
during the same period.

On Tuesday, October 9
Micol Hebron presents
1 Image 1 Minute, a live event in which invited participants select a significant photograph that they discuss for 1 minute. The inspiration for the 1 Image 1 Minute column in X-TRA was a similar project produced by Belgian director Agnès Varda (and later written about by Rosalind Krauss) for French television in 1983. In this live version for X-TRA’s 15th anniversary celebration, 30 Angelenos from various facets of the art world discuss an image they find interesting, inspiring, or thought-provoking.