See you at Jersey Art Book Fair!

Tickets are on sale!
Find us at
Table 8 

Jan 28, 11:00 AM – Jan 29, 6:00 PM
Mana Contemporary - Biergarten Gallery 
888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Panel Session

Jan 29th, 2023, Sunday, 2:00-2:50PM

Bookstore Democracy: Independence & Sustainability Are Not Enough

Shisi Huang (owner of Bungee Space, 1/3 of 3standardstoppage studio)
Qianfan Gu (art critic and writer, publisher of Gong Press)

What (MORE) can a bookstore do? - A question we must constantly propose.
Bungee Space is an image study- and image criticism-focused art book store, which also sells coffee, wearable designs, and works as an artist-run space & publisher. Rooting in where we come from, our ways of working, and means to survive, we simultaneously try to pursue independence and sustainability to provide a valuable space for emerging contributors to our art ecology. Standing beyond conventional definition of a bookstore, we involve, form, and transform community, intervene social, political, and cultural lives, creating chaos.
This panel cannot offer any ultimate answer, but only some brief, amusing cases - they are about experiment, process, and becoming.



 Posters designed by Sixuan Tong & Shisi Huang
JABF is presented by Dense, in partnership with Monira Foundation and in collaboration with Mana Contemporary