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Fahamu Pecou
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Attended Atlanta College of Art
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"Top 5" Artists at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair... #ArtBaselMiamiBeach
Up on North Beach, PULSE hits hard with a wonderful selection of contemporary art.
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Fahamu Pecou is joined by Dead Prez's #SticMan and cellist #OkorieJohnson in a conversation on   #manhood , rites of passage, #art and #hiphop ... Sept 24 at Kennesaw State University!
The Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies along with Fahamu Pecou Art, Inc. present interSessions: The Art x Hip-Hop Dialogues™. Moderated by artist/scholar Fahamu Pecou and featuring Stic.Man of the acclaimed hip-hop group Dead ...
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By yours truly for NBCBLK
Kendrick Lamar's performance at the Grammy Awards didn't sit well with some, same goes for Beyonce's "Formation". Black resistance through their art.
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Tune in at 7:30 for this dynamic and insightful conversation on Black aesthetics featuring some amazing scholars and artists... and me! 
 
Black aesthetics is part of a creative expression that comes from and actively speaks to a particular community. 

The purpose of this Google Hangout is to interrogate, challenge, critique and build upon this definition as it relates to the lives experiences of black people in today's society. The participants will use use their unique professional, artistic and academic experiences to provide a dynamic conversation on the way creative production impacts people of African descent. 

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Diana Baird N'Diaye, Curator at the Smithsonian 
Taylor Renee Aldridge, Critic, Curator for Nandi Gallery
Fahamu Pocou, visual artist phd at Emory
Guthrie P. Ramsey, pianist ethnomusicologist 
Brandan "Bmike" Odums, artist and co-founder of 2cent entertainment
This Hangout On Air is hosted by MSU AAAS Program. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I really enjoyed that discussion.  It was not at the forefront of my thinking but very much there in curiosity.. It's nice to hear y people of color express the beauty and deficit in art expression from then til now.  Fahamu (my nephew) you are still the shit. But all of the panelists contributed very valuable truths and commitment to the black experience as expressed in art. Thank You Michael for the forum. Peace
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ArtsATL profiles conceptual artist Fahamu Pecou, known to scrutinize representations of black masculinity through satire, as part of its Maker's Dozen series.
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"...Does EMPIRE have flaws? Most certainly. But EMPIRE employs and expands stereotypes in to multi-dimensional, dynamic, evolving portraits of an intense family saga. It is great television with an even greater cast. Perhaps we should let it play out before jumping to conclusions."

Fahamu Pecou on stereotypes, art and #EMPIRE
http://scholarshit.tumblr.com/post/113164163486/building-an-empire
#empirefox   #luciouslyon   #cookielyon   #andrelyon   #jamallyon   #hakeemlyon   #fahamupecou  
© Fahamu Pecou, 2015 A lot has been said about #Fox's new hit-show #Empire: it continues to break records every week in ratings, the show features a who’s who among contemporary Black visual artists,...
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Fahamu Pecou (b. 1975) is an American painter based in Atlanta, Georgia whose intention is to comment on contemporary and hip-hop culture while simultaneously subverting it to include his ideas on fine art.

In 2005, along with several of Atlanta's premier contemporary artists, Pecou created history at Atlanta's High Museum of Art as a part of the exhibition Arts Beats + Lyrics. Since 2005 Fahamu has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications including Art In America, Harper’s Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, Mass Appeal Magazine, The Fader Magazine, Atlanta Peach Magazine, NY Arts Magazine and on the cover of Artlies Magazine. In 2008 Pecou was awarded a residency at the Caversham Centre in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, additionally, Pecou’s work was included in "DEFINITION: The Art and Design of Hip Hop", an anthology chronicling the impact of hip-hop on visual culture, written by famed graffiti artist and designer Cey Adams. A winner of the 2009 Artadia award,  Fahamu was also featured in two international solo exhibitions; the first in Cape Town, South Africa and a second during Art Basel in Basel Switzerland. Pecou was selected as the first-ever Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture Resident at The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010. 

In 2011 Pecou presented his first solo exhibition in Paris, France. Additionally Atlanta’s NBAF (National Black Arts Festival) awarded Pecou the Emerging Artist Award during their inaugural Interpretations: Black Visual Art – Past, Present and Future award ceremony alongside master artists; Romare BeardenElizabeth CatlettSamella LewisBetye SaarRichard MayhewThornton Dial and David Driskell. Pecou’s works were also featured in two seminal volumes; 5 Cities/41 Artists: Artadia O8/09 (Published by ARTADIA, 2011) and NOPLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape (Published by Possible Futures, 2011)

Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide. Currently his work addresses concerns around representations of black masculinity and how these images come to define black men across generations and geographical boundaries.

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  • Atlanta College of Art
    1997
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