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Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts Archive
MSS 741  
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Description
Archive of Sushi Contemporary Performance & Visual Arts documents the organization from its inception in 1980, to its end in 2011, and records Sushi's contribution to the San Diego art scene. The collection details the activities of the organization and provides a rich record of contemporary performance art, dance and visual art during the 1980s and 1990s. Materials include administrative files, clippings, ephemera, recorded performances, promotional and event photographs, and artist files.
Background
Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts was founded in 1980 by visual artist Lynn Schuette. Sushi developed from the 1979 visual and performance series Artists Work Here, also organized by Schuette. The non-profit organization was created to be an alternative exhibition and performance space that would support both local and visiting contemporary artists.
Extent
28.2 Linear feet (61 archives boxes, 3 card file boxes, 1 records carton and 5 mapcase folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Artist contracts with social security numbers are restricted until 2075. Redacted copies may be requested. Original media is also restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.