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.
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.
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)
Publication rights are held by the creator(s) of the collection.
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