Sam iz Dat: Independent Art Publishing by Chinese-Speaking Creators, Presentation at Thomas J. Watson Library, The MET | June 28, 2024 6–8 PM

Poster Designed by Sixuan Tong

Enjoy a presentation of independent artists’ books by Chinese-speaking creators, introduced by Shisi Huang, co-organizer of the Rehearsal Art Book Fair. Works on view include photobooks, zines, and other art publications from the Thomas J. Watson Library collection. Rehearsal team members Shisi Huang, Sixuan Tong, and Shuyu Peng, and Assistant Museum Librarian Raymond Lei guide guests through the books, providing a forum for the curious to converge and delve into diverse perspectives on Chinese-speaking creators’ expressions in and through bookmaking.

Friday, June 28, 2024 6–8 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue Thomas J. Watson Library

Free with Museum Admission & Open to the Public


P.S. Bungee Space will be closed on Friday, June 28. Our team hopes to see you ALL at the Watson Library!



Here is the list of books featured in this presentation. You can request to read or research these books at Watson Library, or read and purchase them at Bungee Space.

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Thomas J. Watson Library is The Met's research library. With its collection of more than one million volumes, extensive digital collections, and online resources, Watson Library is one of the world's most comprehensive art libraries.

The Library's holdings reflect the global and encyclopedic nature of The Met, with books ranging in date from the late fifteenth century, to current scholarship, in all fields covered by The Met. Last year the Library added more than twenty thousand titles in sixty-seven languages.

The Library's mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff and to offer access and outstanding services to an international community of students and scholars.