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3.5 

Title: Museum of Modern Love, The
Authors: Rose, Heather
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 278
Year: 2016
Language: English
Description: Fulfilling a promise to his wife Lydia, film composer Arky Levin makes his way to New York's Museum of Modern Art and Marina Abramovic's iconic performance work: one table, two chairs and the mingled gaze of the artist and participating members of the public over a seventy-five day period.

A surprising catalyst for Arky's examination of his life, the exhibition is at the heart of this original and clever story and reimagining of the actual 2010 event. It provides a fascinating backdrop to pondering profound ideas of art and life.
Categories: Fiction, The Arts, Contemporary, Faction, Psychology, America, 2021 Titles

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By: CHCH 238 2021-06-11 11:05:46
4.5 
A fascinating read, and as it was based on fact we were able to read more about Marina Abramovic from Wikipedia. Well worth a read!

By: GISB 012 2021-05-31 14:26:34
4.5 
Great conversations over this book. Some would buy it, some would recommend to certain friends, and some would read it again.

By: KATIK 006 2021-05-05 14:31:04
3 
This book resonated with the art/music members of the group. Two members didn't finish it, but mainly we were fascinated by this well-told story.

By: WELL 007 2021-03-18 13:51:45
4 
We really appreciated the notes, and enjoyed the challenge of this book - our individual scores varied between 3.5 to 5. Stimulating discussion.

By: MAST 004 2021-03-08 14:57:07
4.5 
Really enjoyed the prose, but found Abramovic's concept of art bizarre.

By: AUCK 335 2021-03-08 14:55:48
5 
We found this book challenging but well worth reading - a second reading as advised in the notes was helpful. Most of us looked up references and more information on the internet. We were fascinated by the artist's life and work, and by the way the author fused reality and fiction. Much discussion of modern art, and of the ethics of a living will such as that made by Lydia.

By: CHCH 337 2020-10-14 14:12:08
4.5 
We loved this book! It inspired much discussion and research into Marina Abramovic and what "AA" really is and how it affects us. It offered escapism from our "norm". The characters were plausible and got richer.

By: TAUP 009 2020-10-13 20:24:44
3.5 
Only half of us finished the book, we found the book a bit slow to start, but then all enjoyed what we did read. We all found it fascinating that Marina is a real artist, and had an interesting discussion about her work.

By: DUNED 061 2020-08-26 13:41:18
3.5 
We all read it. We didn't rave over this book but were nonetheless intrigued, especially as based on a true event.

 
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