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The Resource The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love

Label
The Museum of Modern Love
Title
The Museum of Modern Love
Statement of responsibility
Heather Rose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless.' 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. What are we? How should we live?If 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 do.Arky Swann is a film 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 do.This dazzlingly original novel asks beguiling questions about the nature of art, life and love and finds a way to answer them
Summary
Arky Swann is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has made him promise to keep a terrible promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in her performance The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky as he considers marriage, art and the nature of commitment and love over a long-term union. The Museum of Modern Love is the story of one of the world's greatest art events and a man in search of connection.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2017.
  • Stella Prize, 2017.
  • Tasmania Book Prizes, Margaret Scott Prize, 2017.
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10557088
Cataloging source
ANL
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1964-
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Rose, Heather
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Museum of Modern Love
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee408ad0-c97a-4444-b124-557e33e4882c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534799
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Museum of Modern Love
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee408ad0-c97a-4444-b124-557e33e4882c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534799
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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