Monday, December 17, 2018

Review: The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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