Björk to be celebrated in new retrospective exhibition
19 June 2014, 06:00
New York's Museum of Modern Art has announced a new exhibit dedicated to the life and work of Björk.
The full scale retrospective is dedicated to the multifaceted work of the Icelandic composer, musician, and artist.
Simply entitled Björk, the exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut in 1993 to 2011's Biophilia.
It plans to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance.
The installation will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson.
Björk's collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists will be featured, and the exhibition culminates with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk.
The retrospective was organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1.
“Björk is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion, and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide," he commented.
"This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work."
Björk will be on view from 7 March - 7 June 2015 and MoMA will be the only venue.
MoMA have previously done a retrospective on David Bowie.