‘Life beats you down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.’ Stella Adler

The Museum of Modern Love

It is 2010. Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. On the first day of Spring, he finds his way to The Atrium at MoMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for 75 days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky and the cast of characters he meets who are also drawn to the performance.

  • ‘This is a weirdly beautiful book.‘

    David Walsh founder and curator, MONA
  • 'I adored it, and it is my book of the year so far.'

    Amanda Rayner, Readings Reviews