The Museum of Modern Love
'This is a weirdly beautiful book.' David Walsh founder and curator, MONA
'Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you h ...more
Fans of 80s music, do you remember Hall & Oates' song, "Method of Modern Love"? The one that went, "M-E-T-H-O-D O-F L-O-V-E. It's the method of modern love..."? Because of a slightly similar title to this book (and nothing else), I couldn't get that song out of my head the entire time I read this! (I'm sure those of you who aren't familiar with the song are wondering what the hell I'm talking about.)
Pardon my digression.
Art fascinates me. While I tend to be a fairly lit ...more
I love "art", mainly in the traditional sense. The stuff you read, the stuff you listen to, the stuff you find in galleries and museums. I know less than I'd like. I never took an art history course. I haven't read enough on it. I just know with every fibre of my being how important it is to me, and, dare I say, to humanity.
I'm more skeptical of modern art - little jars with a year's collection of pubic hair and toe nail trimmings? No thank you. Yves Klein's monochromes? Nah. Yoko On ...more
I wanted to read The Museum of Modern Love since it came out a couple of years ago. I finally got my hands on it, as I anticipate seeing Heather Rose this weekend at the Perth Writers Festival.
I'm not the biggest fan of books that bend the line of non-fiction with fiction. But I am a huge art lover and I find Marina Abramovic fascinating, intriguing and quite extraordinary.
The first time I came across Abramovic's name was by reading an article about her performance piece Rhythm 0 (1 ...more
As the author states this ...more
As someone who adores contempor ...more
I admit, I had not heard of Marina before reading this book. I had not really been attuned to “performance art,” so this was both an eye opener and a le ...more
This is only the second novel I have read in 2017 but I knew within a few pages of starting it that it was likely to be one my favourites for the year. I could have finished it in a day but deliberately paced myself and took nearly a week as I wanted to prolong the enjoyment. I am not an art enthusiast so the fact that the novel primarily revolves around a real life artist Marina Abramovic and her ‘exhibition’ “The Artist is Present” in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and has fictional cha...more
Άνθρωποι που ανακαλύπτουν κομματάκια ποίησης στις ζωές τους
Η ζωή είναι τα τραγούδια του Λέοναρντ Κοέν. Γλυκόπικρος έρωτας, λίγο σεξ κ μια θετική στιγμή.
Έπειτα η ζωή προχωράει. Ξεπερνας τον έρωτα, το σεξ έρχεται κ φεύγει κ ξεχνάς κ το Θεό τον ίδιο
Η τέχνη διδάσκει μια κάποια εξοικείωση με την μοναξιά και πιθανώς με τον πόνο. Είναι σαν σπορ.Κ ο στ ...more
In 2010 a unique moving art performance titled ‘The Artist is Present’ was performed by Marina Abramovic at MoMA in New York for 75 days straight. This unique modern art experience is the driving force behind the story The Museum of Modern Love.
The Museum of Modern Love is Heather Rose’s reimagining of the highly acclaimed moving art performance, staged at the infamous MoMA in New York, performed by artist Marina Abramovic. More than just a commentary on the ...more
Despite giving it a 1, I think the idea behind the book was interesting. Marina Ab ...more
"Tell me story," I asked him.
"Tell you a story?" He paused, and twinkled. "I will tell you a story with my eyes." And with that he leaned forward a little, and we both gazed intently into each other's eyes, smiles tugging at the creases of our mouths. It was over in twenty seconds.
It can be unnerving, looking deeply into someone's eyes like that. Searching for emotions, tryin ...more
I f ...more
There are a few other characters dealing with their own issues but it is all about Marina, her art and how it impacts on people.
It is a strange book with a ghost who narrates certain chapters, reflections on Yugoslavia and ...more
The writing had its moments of beauty and insight; but I’m left with too many questions about the author’s choices, such as why did she choose to use an otherworldly narrator who purp ...more
01. This is easily one of the most original stories I’ve read. Ever.
02. At first I thought some of the writing was a little twee. Then I changed my mind – it’s lovely.
“When he was sixteen, his mother died. What do women who have drunk chamomile tea each night before bed, believed in invisible forces and played Chopin études before breakfast die of? A falling tree in a storm.”
03. This is art-lit but at a whole new level. It’s about pe ...more
In this highly original novel, Rose takes a real life event and peoples it with interesting fictional characters who interact with a particular work of art, are changed by it and come away from it having learned something of themselves and of others.
To read my review in full, please visit my blog.
|Play Book Tag: The Museum of Modern Love - Heather Rose - four stars||3||20||Jun 12, 2017 06:51PM|
Heather writes the acclaimed Tuesday McGillycuddy series for children under the pen name Angelica Banks with award-winning author Danielle Wood.
Heather’s first novel White Heart was published in 1999. ...more