NEW STAND (on-going)
NEW STAND is our on-going series of temporary newsstands in New York (and elsewhere) presenting independently published artist and photography books, zines, and other printed media.
Classic New York City newsstands are rapidly being replaced by sleek steel and glass structures owned by global advertising company CEMUSA (based in Spain). Both large national bookstore chains and locally owned bookshops are shuttering their doors as readers have shifted to online outlets and e-books. As the publishing world faces increasing consolidation, newsstands and bookstores only carry what sells. Concurrently, we are experiencing a boom in independently published artists’ titles, as artists seek to establish control over the production and dissemination of their work. However, few, if any, of these publications will ever be showcased in the glossy stainless steel kiosks or on-line retailers because they are considered too niche.
Against this background of a shifting publishing landscape, Arts & Sciences Projects presents NEW STAND, a temporary newsstand in New York featuring independently published books, zines, and other printed media made by artists and photographers. Acknowledging the not-for-profit motive behind most artist-based publications, NEW STAND offers emerging and established artists an opportunity to engage with public audiences in an accessible, yet non-commercial platform. Publications will be on display in our New York project space for public viewing, but none will be available for sale. Individuals seeking to purchase items will be asked to communicate directly with participating artists and independent publishers, thus promoting closer dialogue between the public sphere and the realm of the artist.
Recent titles by:
Franziska Brandt ^
Moritz Grunke ^
Featuring titles by Vivien Ayroles and Stefano Marchionini, Todd Cooper Barnes, Birdsong, Laurent Champoussin, Ryan Compton, Daniel Copulsky, Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Benjamin Critton, Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo, Dino Dinco, Sina Evil, Asif Gill, Carl Gunhouse and Christine Rogers, Clinton Hayden, David Hoenigman, Munter Jack, David Labounty, Shane Lavalette, Phuc Le, Le Gros Monsieur, Courtney Moore, Paul Moreno, David Moscovich, Chris Mottalini, Uzodinma Okehi, Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz, Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Ansis Purins, Trevor Powers, Paul Rodriguez, Stuart Sandford, Social Commontating, Aaron Tilford, Mike Topp, Katrina Umber, Tristan Van Spece and Nelly Sabbagh, Anand Vedawala, Charlie Welch, and Rahel Zoller.