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Curatorial ConversationsCultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival$
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Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496805980

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001

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Imagining a Collaborative Curatorial Relationship: A Reordering of Authority over Representation

Imagining a Collaborative Curatorial Relationship: A Reordering of Authority over Representation

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(p.155) Imagining a Collaborative Curatorial Relationship: A Reordering of Authority over Representation
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Curatorial Conversations
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Olivia Cadaval

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0010

This chapter addresses the involvement of participants in the curatorial process as it plays out—often in contestation among participants, program staff, and partner entities—in Festival–framed time and space. Drawing from programs involving Latino, Latin American, American Indian, and Caribbean communities, it explores different strategies and degrees of curatorial collaborations with the featured cultural groups and the effectiveness of the “re-ordering of power relationships,” if only during the Festival. The author reflects on the complexities that challenge collaboration in cultural production and argues for a shift from a strictly performance framework to a more discursive practice that seeks to engage the featured communities and participants as central players in curatorial decision making.

Keywords:   Agency and Authority (curatorial and community), Caribbean, Cultural construction, Cultural representation, Latino and Latin American

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