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Dr. Fahamu Pecou - Visual Rope-a-Dope

By George Garrastegui, Jr.

In this episode, I finally catch up with longtime friend, Dr. Fahamu Pecou. Fahamu is an artist, scholar, and agitator whose work has been featured in galleries, museums in the backdrops of television shows. His early focus on “making Fahamu Pecou officially the shit” and the extensive series on black masculinity has propelled him to explore what it truly means to be black in America. We talked about his short stint back in New York after art school, then the need to go back to Atlanta and just want to paint, as well his campaign to become “the $h!t.” I learned how his creative skills progressed over the years, but also that he allowed mistakes to guide his discovery and produce new bodies of work. Then I found out why, after all of his success, he decided to go back to Emory University and get his Ph.D. What’s next for Fahamu: A look into what Public Scholarship means, bring work to the masses. And his latest show in Atlanta, Do Or Die: Affect Ritual Resistance is on view at the Carlos Museum of Art at Emory University through April 28, 2019. Links / Mentions Torkwase Tyson Michael Leo Owens Jelani Cobb Hank Willis Thomas Kehinde Wiley Hebru Brantley Where else to find Fahamu: Personal Website Instagram Twitter Visit the Works in Process website for more on this episode: http://wip.show/08 About the Works in Process Podcast: A podcast series by George Garrastegui, Jr. — designer, educator and creative catalyst. Works In Process is a collection of discussions that exploring and demystify the creative process. I interview creative individuals to highlight and gain more insight into the way they work and the projects and/or products they produce. Help Support the Process. I'd like if you can share your creative process, notes and/or pic using #works_inprocess on Instagram. And, if you like this or some of the other episodes please leave us a rating, a review and subscribe to WiP. Official ways to subscribe to Works in Process: Apple Podcast > http://wip.show/apple_podcast Spotify > http://wip.show/spotify Google Play Music > http://wip.show/googleplay Stitcher > http://wip.show/stitcher TuneIn > http://wip.show/tunein Youtube > http://wip.show/youtube

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