Borderland Collective Exhibition at the Round Rock Public Library
The story of three San Antonio families
Throughout the month of November, the Round Rock Public Library will exhibit photographs and artwork in the exhibition Wurzbach Manor: Narratives of Resettlement, organized by Borderland Collective, a social art project based at Texas State University.
Reflecting Texas’ diversity and growing multiculturalism, Wurzbach Manor tells the story of three families living in the Wurzbach Manor apartments in North San Antonio, Texas. This exhibition is the result of the participatory art collaboration between the Niyonkuru, Day, and Paw Moo families (displaced from their native homes of Tanzania, New Orleans, and Burma) and artist Joey Fauerso, writer Jenny Browne, educator Ryan Sprott, and photographer Jason Reed.
About Borderland Collective
Borderland Collective is a social art project that facilitates the participatory exploration and documentation of geographic and sociocultural borders. Fueled by collaborations between artists, teachers, youth, and families the project uses art as a means to trouble notions of who holds knowledge and what stories are told, providing an inclusive representation of the contemporary American experience.
The collective was conceived of (with great inspiration from the work of Wendy Ewald) on a road trip along the Texas/Mexico border in 2007 by Ryan Sprott and Jason Reed of West Texas, and Ulrich Eigner of Austria. It is currently housed at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and directed by Jason Reed, Assistant Professor of Photography. Borderland Collective exhibitions have taken place in Illinois, New York. Texas, and in Mexico.
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012