Man Made by Stephen Burks
Man Made, a unique project that furthers industrial designer Stephen Burks’s ongoing exploration of the global economy of artisanal craft. Inspired by Burks’s collaboration with Senegalese basket weavers based in New York and Dakar, Man Made starts with the traditional basket-weaving process as its core concept. Organized by Associate Curator Naomi Beckwith, Man Made is Burks’s first solo museum exhibition in New York and will be accompanied by a new monograph designed by Burks with Studio Lin. With Man Made and the new book, audiences will come to understand Burks’s singular vision of design as an authentic basis for the production of culture in a contemporary, global context. Stephen was assisted by Esin Arsan, Anna Prinzhorn and Jules Solomon. Photography by Daniel Hakanson, as well as Kevin Kunstadt & Andrew Kenney.
Words and images: Courtesy of Stephen Burks