MONKEY KING: artwork inspired by journey to the west

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SEPT.28- Oct.13 2013 – MONKEY KING: Artwork inspired by Journey To

The West

Monkey Magic!!!

Q Pop is so excited to be hosting an art show dedicated to this icon of chinese literature and popular culture!!

Opening Reception SEPT. 28 7PM-10PM

About Monkey King (Sun Wukong):

He is a character in the classical Chinese epic novel ” Journey to the West “.
He is a monkey born from a mythical stone formed from the primal forces of chaos ( who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices)
After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.
He rides a cloud.
He can turn a strand of his own hair into many duplicates of himself.
He uses a staff in fighting.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Wukong

Journey to the West is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It was written in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty. Its authorship is attributed to Wu Cheng’en.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_West

Participating artists:

Alexia Tryfon
Camilo Bergano
Carrie Liao
Clio Chiang
Dan Thompson
Eddie Xu
Fawn Veerasunthorn
Glenn Harmon
Ian Abando
Jack Cusumano
Jeff Ranjo
Jisoo Kim
Joey Chou
Kai Wu
Kali Fontecchio
Keika Yamaguchi
Keiko Murayama
Kevin Chan
Leo Matsuda
Lisa Penney
Lissa Treiman
Maria Vitan
Martin Hsu
Megan Mitchell
Michelle Park
Miles Thompson
Nikolas Illic
Pakoto
Patrick Awa
Priscilla Wong
Riki Takaoka
Stephanie Ramirez
Tara Billinger
Tatsuro Maruyama
Tiffany Ford
Tony Siruno
Tuna Bora
Victoria Ying
Yoko D’Holbachie
Zach Bellissimo
Zoe Moss

and more….

Chinese snacks

LIVE MUSIC by MARGARET THE KING!!!!

Screening of rare versions of Monkey King….including one from Shanghai Animation Studio

 

 

 

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