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May 21, 2024. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free readings, worshops, lectures, etc.  are New York's best kept secret! Learn all about it and do not miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides: NYC never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar dispayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.

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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

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that only New York provides:
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Video | Mao Meets Muddy (1989): Video and Discussion

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6:30 pm

Free

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture co-present this screening of Anthony Ramos’s Mao Meets Muddy (1989), considered by the artist to be his final video before shifting his emphasis to painting. In this rarely-screened video, Ramos captures a trip to Beijing made with his close friend and collaborator, painter Frederick J. Brown, who was mounting a retrospective of his work at the National Museum of China in 1988—considered to be the first solo exhibition of a Western artist in China post-Cultural Revolution. Throughout the footage, Ramos reflects on Sino-American relations, and documents cultural collisions including his and Brown’s interactions with local children and a Chinese man breakdancing in front of Brown’s portrait of Bessie Smith. Any air of jubilant possibility is undercut by the video’s setting of Tiananmen Square; in a postlude, Ramos videotapes himself tuning into the media coverage of the 1989 massacre the following year.

Ramos will be joined by artist and curator Bentley Brown, son of Frederick J. Brown, for a discussion on this video and Ramos and Frederick Brown’s long-standing collaboration. Ramos began documenting the painter’s process in the mid-’70s with Portrait of an Artist (1975), showing Brown in his 120 Wooster Street studio loft set to music by Anthony Braxton. Ramos was a part of a revolving cast of artists, poets, and musicians involved in Brown’s space, which regularly hosted gatherings and performances. Ramos continued to tape the painter’s practice even after his official retirement as a “video artist,” capturing the loft’s final performance in 1991 by Felipe Luciano, and Brown’s post-New York studio in Arizona.

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