Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to present a special evening with pioneering performance and media artist Anthony Ramos, who will screen his rarely seen, recently preserved video works from the early 1970s. Ramos’ powerful video works join art with activism, the political with the conceptual, to create incisive cultural critiques. Selections from Ramos’ earliest performance actions and video essays, which merge first-person narratives and mass media imagery to confront issues of race and identity, will be shown. The evening will also include the first New York screening of Black & White (1975), an early two-channel video piece, and excerpts from never-before-seen works, including Decent Men (1973-2013), Ramos’ extended monologue on his eighteen-month prison term for resisting the draft during the Vietnam War.
EAI is undertaking a major initiative to preserve Ramos’ groundbreaking yet under-recognized early video works. The evening will include a conversation with the artist and a Q & A with the audience.
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