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Schnorr (Michael) Collection of Border Art Workshop/Tallér de Arte Fronterízo Records
MSS 0760  
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Description
The collection contains records, photographs, and audiovisual media from the artist collective Border Art Workshop/Tallér de Arte Fronterízo (BAW/TAF), as gathered and maintained by Michael Schnorr, one of the founding members of the group.
Background
The Border Art Workshop/Tallér de Arte Fronterízo was organized by David Avalos under the sponsorship of the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, California between June and October 1984 as a multicultural, interdisciplinary group of artists and cultural activists. The group's seven founding members were (in alphabetical order): Isaac Artenstein, David Avalos, Sara Jo Berman, Jude Eberhardt, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Victor Ochoa and Michael Schnorr. Their goal was to collaboratively examine and deconstruct the concept of the border zone--promoting discussion, representation, and exploration--through the visual arts and performance installations. Over the following two decades, as some of the founding members left the group and new artists joined, BAW/TAF continued to actively participate in multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances throughout Southern California, the United States, and internationally, at the Venice and Sydney Biennales. A PDF guide to BAW/TAF exhibitions and installations is available here.
Extent
30.3 Linear feet (47 archives boxes, 5 cartons, 10 shoe boxes, 5 card file boxes, 4 flat boxes, 9 map case folders, 1 tube, and digital files)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator(s) of the collection.
Availability
Original audiovisual recordings are restricted; researchers may request viewing and listening copies in advance of their visit. Digital media are restricted while assessment and processing is performed; please inquire for additional information regarding digital files.