Dr. Fahamu Pecou leads an exhibition walk through, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance
About the artist: Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art, and popular culture. Pecou is profoundly involved in exploring the state of Black existence–life and death–in his work. Through performance, painting, drawing, music, and video, Pecou reframes our view, incorporating references from the West African Yoruba religion as well as Ifa rituals and integrates in his work both African cultural retentions found in hip-hop and the the philosophy of Negritude. Through this, Pecou shapes a story that seeks to affirm life via an understanding of the balance between life and death.
The Barber Shop is an event that combines culture, conversation, and communication to build relationships within the UNH community. Haircuts are a vehicle to build bridges between students, faculty, and staff. The shop combines amazing energy, positive vibes, the entrepreneurial spirit, and a dope haircut to ensure that fun never leaves the UNH community.
This event is to educate UNH community members of the the history of the barbershop as a pivotal center of community building and information exchange in communities of color.
Please join us for FREE HAIRCUTS and enjoy the barbershop atmosphere with music, card games, and snacks. We ask that you provide the barbers tips.
In conjunction with the 12th Annual Black New England Conference being held on campus October 19 – 20, Director Kristina Durocher will give a curator talk on the current exhibition, Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance. All are welcome!
Fahamu Pecou, the return, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 96’ x 96”
Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual Resistance has been organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.
Throughout his distinguished career as an artist and teacher, Scott Schnepf, who taught in the Department of Art and Art History from 1981 to 2015, has developed a rich body of prints exploring techniques and subjects. This exhibition celebrates nearly fourty years of printmaking including airy landscapes, intimate domestic interiors and his well-known densely layered still life arrangements that reveal an observant and imaginative master draughtsman.