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
As the author states this ...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 someone who adores contempor ...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
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
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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
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
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.
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In 2010 artist Marina Abramovic brought her The Artist is Present performance to MOMA in New York for 75 days. By the end, 850,000 had come to participate or ob ...more
I have to admit to knowing nothing at all of Marina Abramovic, a performance artist who once sat in the Museum of Modern Art for 75 days straight - 8 - 10 hours a day - and invited members of the general p ...more
Having just finished reading The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose I am sitting here pondering about what I think and probably more importantly how I feel about this novel. It has an unusual setting of a live art exhibition in New York where the performer Marina Abramovic sits for seventy-five days during the and people come and sit opposite her. Although Marina is the centre piece there is also Archy Swann who is a music composer for films and his wife Lydia becomes seriously ill.
The novel ...more
And so under the premise of our bookclub mantra that we shall stretch our horizons and read books we would not normally, I stuck it out.
To be honest back at university in my pretentious "I'm a well read and educated university student" days I probably would have loved it but these days reading is pure escapism for me.
If you enjoy performance art (as opposed to the performing arts) ...more
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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