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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Rebecca Manson: Barbecue. Organized by the Modern’ Assistant Curator Clare Milliken, this is the artist’ first solo museum exhibition. The immersive exhibition is displayed in the Modern’ elliptical gallery on the first floor.



































 




















 





























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Rebecca Manson, Barbecue

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth (USA)

24.05 - 25.08.2024


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Barbecue is a site-responsive installation that both distills and magnifies core elements central to Manson’ work. Comprised of thousands of individually crafted ceramic leaves, flowers, a barbecue grill, and assorted detritus that swell into piles, Barbecue allows for moments of self-reflection. The mounds, some standing over six feet high, are piled against the walls of the ellipse, creating a path inviting visitors to explore the space. Manson’ visual language derives from nature but elicits the complexities of human experience, evoking universal questions about life, mortality, anxiety, nostalgia, memory, and humanity’ connection to nature. The leaves not only relate to the cyclical nature of a person’ life, changing from one season to another, but also to the internal struggle to either collect and contain one’ emotions or release them.


Manson was born in 1989 in New York, where she currently lives and works. She received her BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Her work has been featured in numerous shows across the country, including Perhaps the Truth (October 2023–March 2024) at Ballroom Marfa.


Curated by Nicole Schweizer, Curator of contemporary art, MCBA

Exhibition 24 May - 25 August 2024. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street - Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (USA). T +1 817 738 9215. Hours: Tuesday–aturday 10am–pm, Friday 10am–pm.











 





 



























 





 











Rebecca Manson, Barbecue, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth (USA)

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2024 All Rights Reserved

Gina Proenza, Toi et ta bande, 2023. Straw, Plexiglas, nails, 155 ×900 cm. Produced with Emma Bruschi (straw) and Virginie Sistek. Courtesy the artist. Photo: @ Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne/Etienne Malapert.


Gina Proenza, Toi et ta bande, 2023. Straw, Plexiglas, nails, 155 ×900 cm. Produced with Emma Bruschi (straw) and Virginie Sistek. Courtesy the artist. Photo: @ Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne/Etienne Malapert.