Folk-arts for peace: HemisFair ’68 and the Cultural Olympics in México’s 1968 Olympiad during the Global Cold War
Guest: Dr. Deborah Dorotinsky Alperstein
Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Dr. Dorotinsky currently serves as the project leader for Popular Arts, an effort to create a network of scholars both in Latin American and elsewhere whose work deals with contemporary Latin American art and specifically “popular” art objects, i.e. crafts and diseño artisanal. The purpose of the project is to critique and revise accepted categories (as well as definitions, terms, etc.) of these objects. Dr. Dorotinsky and her colleagues argue that these categories are politically contingent, often exploitative, and troublingly institutionalized.