Since it opened in March 2009, X Initiative has presented 12 exhibitions and more than 50 events, with an attendance of over 75,000 visitors. X Initiative received honorable mention in the best of 2009 articles by The New York Times art critics Holland Cotter and Roberta Smith.
X was a not-for-profit initiative of the global contemporary art community founded to exist for one year at 548 West 22nd Street to present exhibitions and programming. Advised by a 50+ advisory board comprised of artists, curators, museum professionals, gallerists, collectors, art historians and critics, X reaches across traditional boundaries to form a consortium interested in responding quickly to the major philosophical and economic shifts impacting culture. Questions posed in the form of programming address relevant and pressing issues pertaining to the changing landscape of contemporary art.