Fahamu Pecou, Atlanta-based artist and scholar, introduces his brand, explains why he’s working toward a doctoral degree at Emory University and describes what it means to curate an art magazine at the intersection of art and hip-hop.
Excerpt from Rodney Carmichael article in 14 Jan 2014 issue of Creative Loafing: Pecou, who’s been busy pursuing a Ph.D. at Emory University’s Institute for Liberal Arts, has long focused much of his work on bridging the perceived gap between the two worlds, typically presented in stark opposition to one another.
In the Jan./Feb. 2014 issue of Art Papers, the publication’s first to focus exclusively on hip-hop, Pecou strives “to open a dialog that does more than see hip-hop as novelty, or contemporary art as unapproachable,” he writes in his “Letter from the Guest Editor.” It adds up to a compelling mix of critical theory, art history and some intriguing analysis on hip-hop’s evolving representation of black masculinity.
Sound Editor: Jeff T. Byrd | Episode Sound: Fahamu Pecou, All That Glitters Ain’t Goals | Edited from Skype conversation recorded with Cathy Byrd on 14 Jan 2014