Presented by The Last Magazine, THE LAST SPACE is a reinterpretation of the magazine through a physical exhibition of the art, fashion, film, poetry and personal effects featured in the current issue. As the contemporary idea of what a magazine is and could be continually changes, through an influx of one-offs, iPad editions and digital downloads, we have begun to think about a shift in perspective toward actual experience and human involvement.
The creative entities that live on the two dimensions of a paper magazine are the final products of collaborations between stylists, designers, photographers, editors and writers. All of these people take their subject matter and transform it into new creative formats suitable to the printed page. But art and music are sensuous experiences, fashion is about movement with the body and its touch against the skin, and the images and rhythms of poetry activate differently when spoken. As the makers of this magazine, we have the opportunity to understand these objects and events in their purest forms, before we invite them to move in together on our pages. And we would like for our readers to have the opportunity to understand them this way as well.
Within this exhibition, we have included artwork from artists including Josephine Meckseper, Mickey Smith, Marco Perego and Stephen Irwin, all of whom highly individualistic, culturally attuned images filled with wit, anger, contemplation, beauty, romance and sexuality. Irish middleweight champion John Duddy has leant us his gloves, while our favorite go-kart champion, 12-year-old Santino Ferrucci, has donated his extra-small racing suit. The work of young fashion designers including Joseph Altuzarra, Graeme Armour, Alexander Wang and Eddie Borgo is alchemized with Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. For film, we are presenting As If We Existed, a collaboration between Icelandic artists Ragnheidur Gestsdóttir and Ragnar Kjartansson, as well as American filmmaker Daniel Peddle’s Trail Angels. Recordings made by young musicians Anna von Hausswolff and Tame Impala will be presented, as well as a poetry and fashion match up between fellow Californians Quinn Latimer and the Rodarte sisters.
Wednesday, December 1st, 12–6pm
The Webster Miami
1220 Collins Avenue, 3rd floor