Public Programs


November 3, 2021
6:30 p.m.

In Collaboration With

The Getty Research Institute

Join curators Alison Burstein, Kristin Juarez, Rebecca Peabody and Glenn Phillips with A+P’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager Joshua Oduga for an exploration of creating exhibitions from archival materials and ephemera. 

Exploring Archives: The Archive in Exhibition Making will bring together curators from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and The Kitchen in New York to discuss their work and ideas around the archive as a tool for creating exhibitions. The program seeks to explore each participant’s unique perspective as well as their past and future works working with archives. The speakers will also explore how archives are both a tool and a point of frustration for their curatorial vision. A major focus of the program will be to openly and candidly explore how archival materials are currently shaping the work of the institutions. The digital format of the discussion will allow for the exploration of multimedia archival materials, and the program will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the speakers and A+P’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager Joshua Oduga. Questions will be sourced from A+P’s community and local artists. 

This program will be shared via A+P’s website on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This means that anyone interested in attending this program from anywhere in the world is welcome, all you need is an internet connection! No RSVP is necessary.

If you would like a reminder and information about future programs, please RSVP HERE. A link to view the program will be emailed to all of those on the RSVP list on November 3, 2021.

Cherry Kim, Contact Sheet for Blondell Cummings in
Blondell Cummings. Gelatin silver print. Photo © Beatriz Schiller 2021. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2014.M.6). Courtesy the Estate of Blondell Cummings.
Blondell Cummings,


Alison Burstein is Curator, Media and Engagement at The Kitchen, where she organizes exhibitions, artist residencies, archival research initiatives, and digital programming and publications. Her recent projects at The Kitchen include the residency Moko Fukuyama: American Recordings; the inaugural year of The Kitchen Research Residency with artists Sharmi Basu, Will Lee, Tyler Morse and Nia Nottage of Steph Christ Collective, and Tuesday Smillie; and a series of online Video View Room presentations featuring archival and recent video works, writing, and interviews by artists including Steffani Jemison, Jill Kroesen, Ethan Philbrick, Beau Bree Rhee, and Carlota Schoolman. In previous roles as Program Director at the nonprofit art space Recess and as a member of the education departments at MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum, Burstein organized a wide array of artist projects, public programs, performances, and experimental classes.

Kristin Juarez is the research specialist for the African American Art History Initiative at the Getty Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. in moving image studies from Georgia State University specializing in artists’ cinema in 2019. Her dissertation “Artistic Gestures: Choreography of the Artist’s Portrait Film” offers a sustained consideration of the ways contemporary artists have engaged choreography and blackness in moving image experiments. Prior to her work at the GRI, she was a curatorial fellow at Danspace Project, and was a founding editorial board member of the research group and journal liquid blackness. She has contributed to exhibitions, screenings, and catalogs on the L.A. Rebellion filmmakers, the Black Audio Film Collective, Maren Hassinger, Howardena Pindell, Mickalene Thomas, Reggie Wilson, and Okwui Okpokwasili. She currently curates a film series Dancers on Film, which considers the impact of Black dance on experimental film.

Joshua Oduga is Art + Practice’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager. He has over a decade of expertise working directly with artists, communities, and artistic organizations. Much of his work during this time has focused on bridging the gap between groups of artists and the communities they work in, always working towards the free exchange of resources and ideas. In addition to working at A+P, Joshua continues to work as an independent curator and musician, focusing on emerging technologies and collaboration in artistic practices.

Rebecca Peabody is Head of Research Projects & Academic Outreach at the Getty Research Institute, and part of the African American Art History Initiative leadership team. She earned a joint PhD from Yale University in the History of Art and African American Studies, and focuses her research on representations of race, gender, and nationality in twentieth and twenty-first century American art and culture. Her scholarly publications include Consuming Stories: Kara Walker and the Imagining of American Race (2016), as well as five edited or co-edited volumes on art and visual culture in a global context, including Blondell Cummings: Dance as Moving Pictures (forthcoming, 2021), Visualizing Empire: Africa, France, and the Politics of Representation (2021), Lawrence Alloway, Critic and Curator (2015), Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945 – 1980 (2011), and Anglo-American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture, 1945 – 1975 (2011). Her trade book The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures and Other Success Stories (2014) looks at graduate education at a moment of rapid change for both higher education and the job market. She has taught at Loyola Marymount University, the University of Southern California, Yale University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Glenn Phillips is Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, and Head of Modern and Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute, where he specializes in postwar and contemporary art, in particular video and performance. He organized the exhibitions California Video; Evidence of Movement; Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films; It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969–1973 (with Rebecca McGrew); Video Art from Latin America (with Elena Shtromberg); and Radical Communication: Japanese Video Art, 1968–1988. He was also a member of the organizational team for Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, and director, with Lauri Firstenberg, of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. In 2018 he curated, with Philipp Kaiser, the exhibitions Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions and Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us.

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