The scholarly series, “Three Crosses,” will survey the three interrelated disciplines of Visual Art, Architecture, and Criticism, with a focus on the selection and production of texts that shatter the boundaries between present-day, singular disciplines. These three, interrelated disciplines are, eminently, the “three crosses” to be borne by anyone wishing to resist the ravages of global intellectual and cultural ubiquity. Concerning the development of a form of experimental scholarship that moves ever closer to Wassily Kandinsky’s vision of the multiple arts “crossing” the intersubjective space of discursive and non-discursive cultural production to converge in works that are utterly synthetic and representative of a generally elided universal category given to the arts, the intention of “Three Crosses” is to creatively engage the necessity of scholarship and criticism as works of art.The series will appeal to students and faculty of Architecture, Fine Art, Cultural Studies, Curatorial Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Film Studies, Visual Arts, New Media, Political Ecology and Economy, Theological and Philosophical Aesthetics, and allied disciplines. Additionally, as highly focused treatises on cultural production per se, the foremost audience for “Three Crosses” will be the ever-growing, international cadre of artistic “laity” (non-aligned artists, critics, and independent scholars) engaged in a sustained critique of so-called cognitive capitalism – or, that which today represents the greatest challenge to the imperiled humanities.EDITORIAL BOARDMark E. Breeze (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England)Dr. Petra Čeferin (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)Dr. Thomas C. Daniell (University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China)Thomas Tilluca Han (Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan)Gavin Keeney (Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia)Parsa Khalili (University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria)Dr. Flavia Marcello (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia)Dr. Thomas Mical (University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia)Maria Rondeau (Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA)Dr. Eric Schuldenfrei (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)Dr. Teresa Stoppani (Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England)Dr. José Vela Castillo (IE University, Segovia and Madrid, Spain)Cover image © Parsa Khalili, 2015
Gavin Keeney is an independent scholar and Creative Director of the artists’ and architects’ re-representation bureau, Agence ‘X’, founded in New York in 2007. His most recent books include: Art as “Night”: An Art-Theological Treatise (CSP, 2010); “Else-where”: Essays in Art, Architecture, and Cultural Production 2002-2011 (CSP, 2011); and Dossier Chris Marker: The Suffering Image (CSP, 2012).