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The Museum of Modern Love Read Ô 104 Ï [Reading] ➸ The Museum of Modern Love By Heather Rose – Helpyouantib.co.uk A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection a meditation on love art and commitment set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history Marina Abramo A mesmerising liteFilm composer in New York separated from his wife who has asked him to keep one devastating promise One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present The performance continues for seventy five days and as it unfolds so does Arky As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must doThis dazzlingly original novel asks beguiling uestions about the nature of art life and love and finds a way to answer the. This came out in Australia in September 2016 and just came out in the United States this month The author starts with the event of Marina Abramovic's The Artist is Present at MOMA and explores the artist herself in a fictional way but with permission and access to materials granted by the artist The rest of the novel is made up of the lives of the people drawn to the art Nothing much happens and I loved it Through the various character the author is able to explore what draws people to art both observing and creating selfishness vs connection only in New York is making eye contact so revolutionary and what remains This may be one of my best reads this year Thanks to the publisher for providing me early USA access through NetGalley The book came out in the states earlier this month December 2018

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A mesmerising literary novel about a lost of Modern PDFEPUB #193 man in search of connection a meditation on love art and commitment set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history Marina Abramovic's The Artist is Present '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 have one' Stella Adler 'Art will wake you up Art The Museum PDF will break your heart There will be glorious days If you want eternity you must be fear. What is artI 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 humanityI'm 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 Ono's art makes my eyes roll to the back of my head and not in a good wayBut back in 2010 when I saw a video clip of Marina Abramovic's The Artist Is Present I was surprisingly moved Abramovic for 70 days 7 hours per day sat in a wooden chair almost completely immobile and silent People took turns sitting with her across a small Ikea table The result was profound beautiful strange and fascinating It attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the MOMA Lineups for the privilege of sitting with Abramovic started the night before What was so moving I don't know but I believe it is the life the connection of the gaze between two people who are not trying to prove anything but just come as they are to see and be seen The idea that life IS art While this performance has its critics I for one will never forget it When I learned of this book which is anchored in Abramovic's performance and takes place during those 70 days in New York I knew I had to read itThe nature of The Artist is Present is highly introspective; so is the spirit of this novel At times this works really well through the stories of two characters who are facing loss and grief At other times it was a bit much too much reflection too much navel gazing However I allowed myself in these pages to sit at Abramovic's feet and look into her eyes I pondered her art her dedication to her art how her art defined her life how she never said no to it despite how strange it was how painful it might be how it reuired her to be other alone and at the same time completely exposed to the worldThe book's narrator is best described as a Muse At one point near the end I burst into tears when I read the difficulty of the Muse's task They say no I don't want to get out of bed no I don't want to work that hard no today I don't have time no I'm not listening right now People say no so often and then they wonder why they feel so desperate It made me want to never say no againThis book is a celebration of art of life of rising up over the hurdles It cheers us all to fearlessly create our art to look into each other's eyes and to go forward not knowing the outcome How absolutely magnificent

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The Museum of Modern LoveLess' From The Museum of Modern LoveShe watched as the final hours of The Artist is Present passed by sitter after sitter in a gaze with the woman across the table Jane felt she had witnessed a thing of inexplicable beauty among humans who had been drawn to this art and had found the reflection of a great mystery Museum of Modern Epub #225 What are we How should we liveIf this was a dream then he wanted to know when it would end Maybe it would end if he went to see Lydia But it was the one thing he was not allowed to doArky Levin is a. I'm not at all artistic and don't always understand art in particular performance art so it was with some trepidation I opened this book not realising what a treat I was in for I had never heard of the famous performance artist Marina Abramović and her 3 month performance called 'The Artist is Present' at MoMA in New York where she sat absolutely still for 7 hoursday and invited members of the public to sit opposite her and gaze into her in the eyes No touching or movement or speaking was allowed and people could sit for as short or as long a time as they wanted People found it profoundly moving and many came back several times ueuing up for the opportunity to look at Marina Over 1500 people participated including several celebrities with a photographer capturing each persons gaze and posting the photos on line Heather Rose has used the exhibition for the background to her fictional tale of ordinary people who attended and were affected by the performance Arky Levin is the central character a composer of film scores who is suffering from grief and separation from his wife who is terminally ill and has shut herself away from him He has been struggling to compose since she left him and becomes obsessed in spending days at Marina's performance watching other people reactions to sitting with her There is a lovely companionship that builds up in the audience of people who find themselves drawn to come back time and time again Arky meets Brittika the PhD student from Amsterdam writing her thesis on Marina's art and Jane an art teacher on holiday from Georgia mourning the recent loss of her beloved husband Karl who is eually fascinated by the performance and soon ditches her plans to visit all the Art galleries in New York and instead return to the MoMA day after day Parts of the book are profoundly moving such as the descriptions of the responses people feel from gazing at Marina Levin thought that Abramović was definitely encouraging the young woman in some way using her gaze and the young woman sat up Her shoulders straightened Her head lifted Her complexion seemed to glow It was as if the girl knew wholly without any artifice for the first time in her life that she was beautifulAfter the sitting Jane says to the girl You looked as if you were growing right out of yourself becoming this strong courageous thing The girl stared at Jane and her eyes filled with tearsReally she said That's exactly how it felt As Arky watches people come to gaze at Marina he reflects on his life not only about what it is to love and be loved and to mourn for the one you have lost but also what it is to be an artist and to live a creative life You would be amazed how rare it is for artists to feel moments of true satisfaction When they're inside their craft inside colour or movement or sound words or clay or pictures or dance when they submit to the art that is when they know two things the void that is life and the pull that is death The grand and the hollow The best reflects that To be such harbingers of truth is not without its cost It's no easy task to balance a sense of irrelevance with the longing for glory the abyss with the applause This is a beautiful thoughtful and moving book Through following Arky and Jane's journey through Marina's performance and their return to their lives changed and enriched I feel I have a better understanding now of performance art and how it can be used to move and connect people With its reflections on life and death love and grief this is also a book that I feel I will be thinking about for some time to come