Border Crossings Magazine and the University of Manitoba's Gallery One One One have created a unique, portable archive of the magazine's 27-year publishing history. This archive -- known as the Border Crossings Study Centre (BCSC) -- consists of a collection of each issue of the magazine (a total of 105 issues to date), and a range of key documents and ephemera (posters, original art, artists' multiples, correspondence, etc.) associated with Border Crossings's history. This material is hioused in a portable hybrid storage/reading unit that includes a table and box chairs.
The BCSC unit will be placed within the exhibition space of Gallery One One One for three months of the gallery's programming year, and will be accompanied by works by prairie artists featured in the magazine.
Part 1: September 30 – November 6, 2009
Part One includes works by six Winnipeg artists who have graced the cover of Border Crossings Magazine: Eleanor Bond, Marcel Dzama, Aganetha Dyck, William Eakin, Wanda Koop, and David McMillan.
Part 2: November 16 – December 4, 2009
Part Two includes works, mostly from Gallery One One One's permanent collection, by KC Adams, Sheila Butler, Caroline Dukes, Ivan Eyre, Suzanne Gauthier, Noam Gonick, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Guy Maddin, Don Reichert, Diana Thorneycroft, Esther Warkov and Richard Williams.
Commissioner: Cliff Eyland