Straddling the worlds of visual art and fashion, Middle Plane is a very particular art magazine, with an ever-changing format, which presents in each issue a different artist through a limited corpus of works to collect.
The second issue of Middle Plane is dedicated to Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
The issue includes four separate and bound editorials and the newspaper The Silver Post, all enclosed in a cardboard box.
In these works, the artist criticizes and confronts capitalist culture, self-isolation, loneliness, illness and the celebrations of life in the light of a difficult reality.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres used simple, everyday materials and a reduced aesthetic vocabulary reminiscent of both minimalism and conceptual art, to address themes such as love and loss, illness and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality.
Gonzalez-Torres was born in Guaimaro, Cuba in 1957 and grew up in Puerto Rico. He moved to New York in 1979 and died of AIDS-related causes in 1996.