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ISSN 1942-9495

ISSN 1942-9517




Why Triannum?

Triannum: Journal of Visual Culture was conceived of as a web based and DVD formatted arts journal published three times a year that transcends generations of artists and historical periods.  Its focus centers on artists, and art history. The journal is planned to appear three times a year; February/March, and July/August, and November/December. Each issue focuses on a specific thematic content. Triannum aims to focus on contemporary visual culture as critical theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and as interdisciplinary. Triannum presents the broad spectrum of contemporary art practices presented as a set of overlapping concrete tasks, techniques, procedures and experiences.

Triannum: Journal of Visual Culture is conceived as a platform for art history/theory and art practice. Realizing that it has been become increasingly difficult to disentangle on line formats from web based journals, printed format journal and vice-versa, Triannum is conceived as a broad-based platform for educating the diverse public about art history and contemporary art using the DVD and internet.

Produced in DVD as a pro-active approach to the web, Triannum: Journal of Visual Culture intends to offer a far ranging approach to the exchange of ideas and the exploration of process and methodology in visual culture. In Web- based, and the DVD format the journal is conceived as a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary unit committed to encouraging concepts across the constituent disciplinary specificities. However, it not presented as merely a recorded of contemporary events and actions but rather it is perceived in terms of the long histories of the art that informs modernism and the contemporary.

Through an open ended –approach Triannum commitment is the consideration of the parameters for the strategic choices fostering a cross-fertilization of cultural theory, artistic practice and art history in order to encourage new strategies of engagement. Triannum is presented as a forum on topical issue exploring wide range series of themes, and questions as they related to visual culture, led by artists, curators, writers, museum educators, film makers, and sound artists. With this aim in mind, each issue is based on an open- ended thematic premise.  The Theme for the inaugural issue is: from the rest of the world. Projects for the inaugural issue included articles on Cerith Wyn Evans( France/ England), Salvatore Scarpitta , and Grayson Perry( England) and projects by Jordan Crandall( U.S.), Mastre Sastre( Spain/Uruguay), Xavier Charles ( France) ,

While Triannum is a journal for established and emerging writers on visual culture, it functions equally as a curatorial platform as guided by curator/ art historian Horace Brockington. Triannum was created in response to the need to provide a more expansive view of diverse subject matters and artistic practices that define recent global visual culture, including science, popular culture, politics, philosophical and critical studies. It uniqueness is its inclusiveness to make writers, designers, architects, sound artists and visual artists an integral part of the magazine through web based projects. One of the intentions of Triannum is to foster collaborations and encourage partnership between discipline of writing and visual arts in order to foster dialogue about contemporary visual culture. Rejecting the concept of “branding”, the journal is kept open-ended by inviting guest collaborators for each issue, specifically editors in the area web design and art direction. Towards this end one issue annually will be shaped by a guest editor invited to direct its content in conjunction with the editorial/curatorial director, Horace Brockington. These guest editors are selected from a host of theoretical and visual arts disciplines. Future issues will also be distinguished by a guest art director including architects, graphic artists, package designers, artists, web designers, etc.

Triannum aims to synthesize different types of cultural materials, viewpoints, artistic and literary approaches and by extension reactivate the notion of the traditional art journal. The use of the web-based format offers Triannum the opportunity to rethink the magazine as exhibition, repositioning the notion of the printed page while reaching a more diversified demographic.

As a practicing curator/art historian my approach to each issue is similar to the approach of mounting an exhibition, namely projects organize to encourage critical re-reading of artists and art history through seminal, commissioned, and re-worked art for the DVD and web- based format of the Journal.

Triannum is less concern is with the format of exhibition reviews, but will rather use such ventures as starting points for further topical and historical studies of artists and themes. Triannum is envisioned as going beyond the definitions and comprehension of contemporary art journals in order to offer the public a unique manner to experience artists and their work with interpretive investigation.

Horace Brockington






from the rest of the world....

From the Rest of the World ....

Grayson Perry

Miss Haversham's Wedding Breakfast: Grayson Perry:The Charm of of Lincolnshire......page one

Salvatorre Scarpitta

Salvatorre Scarpitta: Journey in Satcidananda.....page two

Cerith Wyn Evans

Cerith Wyn Evans: Situations....page three

Interventions/One....intervention one

Jordan CrandalL....VIDEO......VIDEO

Martin Sastre....VIDEO

Xavier CharlesSOUND


A Conversation with Gilbert and GeorgeINTER