Duncan Fardon reviews 'The Museum of Modern Love' by Heather Rose

Duncan Fardon reviews 'The Museum of Modern Love' by Heather Rose

The Museum of Modern Love

by Heather Rose

Allen & Unwin $27.99 pb, 278 pp, 9781760291860

E.B. White once said there were three New Yorks, comprised of those who were born there (‘solidity and continuity’), the daily commuter (‘tidal restlessness’), and the searcher on a quest, the latter giving the city its passion and dedication to the arts. In The Museum of Modern Love, this third type is drawn to Marina Abramovíc’s The Artist is Present, a simple yet profound performance stretching over seventy-five unrelenting days, in which Marina unflinchingly meets the gaze of a series of individuals in a gallery.

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Duncan Fardon

Duncan Fardon

Duncan Fardon recently obtained a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing from the University of Melbourne, where he also completed his Bachelor of Arts. He is an associate editor for Ascension Magazine and The Suburban Review, and is an intern at ABR and Monash University Publishing.

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