Black Power Tarot
King Khan & Michael Eaton
January 14th - March 19th
reception: Saturday, January 14th, 5-8pm
artist talk: February 16th
Verge Center for the Arts is proud to present THE BLACK POWER TAROT exhibition and related programs in Sacramento. Birthed from a series of dreams that came to the vastly creative musician, artist and writer King Khan (Arish Ahmad Khan), the Black Power Tarot arose from personal interest in reading and interpreting the cards during the intensive experience of scoring the documentary film The Invaders. Khan collaborated with Chilean-French filmmaker and spiritual guru Alejandro Jodorowsky and Belfast-based designer Michael James Eaton to create the deck featuring likenesses of 22 African American archetypes. Eaton, artist for the Game of Thrones television series, started with a version of the Tarot de Marseille by filmmaker and spiritual guru Alejandro Jodorowsky, who worked with Philippe Camoin, the direct heir of the last of Tarot de Marseille printers in Marseille,France, to reconstruct a version of the Tarot de Marseille from the 1760s. Verge is delighted to bring this work to Sacramento and will be hosting a screening of The Invaders with special guests TBA in February.