Art & Design
Lele Saveri Looks Back at the Newsstand
In the age of Tumblr and Instagram, The Newsstand was something of a minor miracle. Over eight months, from June 2013 to January 2014, a small, grimy newsstand inside the Metropolitan/Lorimer subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was turned into a hub for artists and photographers and writers—anyone with a point of view to express, really—to drop off and pick up homemade zines, pins, and comics. They stayed, hung out, performed—some even ended up manning the booth. Curated by the photographer Lele Saveri in production with Alldayeveryday, the Newsstand, which hosted freewheeling events by the likes of India Salvor Menuez, somehow ended up at the Museum of Modern Art, reincarnated at its New Photography 2015 exhibition last fall. On February 23, Rizzoli will publish a retrospective of the shop. Here, Saveri remembers a few of his favorite moments.