Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Fahamu Pecou describes his artwork, background and the use of protest in art.
“I make art in a form of protest, but more so in a form of love.”
Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art and academic work address concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.