Release Party: Jia Sung and her Trickster's Journey
8 – 11:30PM
A very special release party for artist Jia Sung‘s Trickster’s Journey! Jia reimagines the tarot through the lens of Chinese mythology and Buddhist iconography with the release of her new deck, Trickster’s Journey.
Jia will be launching Trickster’s Journey at Ace Hotel Brooklyn on April 5th with a livestreamed conversation and a party open to the public, featuring first-come, first-serve tarot readings by Tanaïs and tattoo flash by Zi.
Jia Sung is a Singaporean Chinese artist, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work spans paintings, zines & artist books, writing, translation, and tapestries, and draws on motifs from Chinese mythology, Buddhist iconography, and the familiar visual language of folklore to examine and subvert the archive through a queer feminist lens. Inspired by the canonic 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West, Trickster’s Journey renames the Fool card to Trickster, a character based on the legendary Monkey King from the novel. This archetype of the sojourner takes on new meaning—and new agency—as a seeker of truth and self-discovery.
Claire Kim is a curator and writer. She is currently the Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Here and There Collective, an organization committed to uplifting and connecting art practitioners from the Asian diaspora. She is also completing her M.A. candidacy at the Center for Curatorial Studies, CCS Bard, where her research centers on unpacking ancestral memory and ideas of cultural aesthetics via the lens of diasporic and marginalized identities.