The issue comprises four separate and bound editorials and The Silver Post newspaper, which can be found enclosed in an envelope. Each editorial responds to a specific artwork by the featured artist, criticising and dealing with capitalist culture, self-isolation, loneliness, illness, and celebrations of life in light of a difficult reality.
Nine months ago, we decided to work with Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s legacy as part of our third issue. Today, this decision seems more relevant than ever. Gonzalez-Torres’s work could be interpreted to have predicted a quarantined society back in the 80s, long before the possibility of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, we are proud to present new fashion editorials as a response to the work of artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
About Felix : While Gonzalez-Torres referred to himself as American, he was born in Guaimaro, Cuba, in 1957 and raised in Puerto Rico. He moved to New York in 1979 and died of AIDS-related causes in 1996. Felix Gonzalez-Torres employed simple, everyday materials and a reduced aesthetic vocabulary reminiscent of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art to address themes such as love and loss, sickness and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality.
Contributors : Charlie Engman, Benjamin Lennox, Adrian Samson, Jenna Westra, Alexis Roche, Pat Boguslawski, Lyson Marchessault and more.
Based in London, Middle Plane straddles the worlds of visual art and fashion. Each issue features a guest artist who is a significant figure in the international art stage. We support artists and professionals in the worlds of art and fashion in creating new and exciting collaborative pieces. In other words, the magazine is a facilitator of new projects, which allows artists to form and organize their issues. The results are unpredictable, critical, and eerie and, above all, new to the magazine landscape.