The Studio Museum in Harlem Opens Spring Exhibitions with Stephen Burks: Man Made

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Studio Museum in Harlem presents Stephen Burks: Man Made, a unique project that furthers industrial designer Stephen Burks’s ongoing exploration of the global economy of artisanal craft. On view from March 31 through June 26, 2011. Inspired by Burks’s collaboration with Senegalese basket weavers based in New York and Dakar, as well as projects with artisans in South Africa, Peru and India, Man Made starts with the traditional basket-weaving process as its core concept. During the exhibition, the Museum’s galleries are transformed into a workshop where New York-based weavers and artisans create a series of functional and experimental objects and installations conceived by Burks. The exhibition also includes photographic and video documentation of Burks’s travels, as well as his own drawings and prototypes, so that audiences can experience the entire design process from inspiration to com