lele saverie

“From the earliest conversations about recreating The Newsstand at The Museum of Modern Art in Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, artist Lele Saveri was insistent that the physical work alone was not enough. The community around The Newsstand—the artists, publishers, performers, illustrators, and photographers that produced work, staffed the booth, bought work, and participated in the events—was the real center of the space.”

This week is your chance to visit The Newsstand, which was originally housed in the Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue subway station in Brooklyn. The exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 closes Sunday. 

[Installation view of The Newsstand in Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 7, 2015–March 20, 2016. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel]

“Late Hours Being Modern #1″ starts tonight (Nov. 3rd, 2017) 7–10pm at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Our Zine Time vending machine will be activated for tonight only, distributing free zines, alongside Lele Saveri’s Commuters project at The Newsstand installation, which is currently on display at the museum for the show “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris”. The exhibit runs until March 5th, 2018.

The Newsstand: From MTA to MoMA
In a retrospective article, Ariella Wolens talks to the actors who took The Newsstand from the Lorimer station to the bright lights of MoMA.

Why did Lele Saveri reconstruct his subway station newsstand inside MoMA’s New Photography 2015 exhibition? Alldayeveryday has the backstory.