Basketry: Making Human Nature - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

8 February - 22 May 2011

04 January 2011


Image: Mathias Bengtsson, Spun Chaise Lounge, 2003, Carbon fibre, © the artist, 2010

Basketry: Making Human Nature is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Beyond Text programme. The exhibition is a Sainsbury Institute for Art (SIfA) project and has been developed by the Sainsbury Centre and the School of World Art Studies and Museology at the University of East Anglia. It has been curated by Professor Sandy Heslop.

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