Sunday, June 22, 2014

The MoMA announces the first ever retrospective devoted to Björk



Following the footsteps of the V&A in London, which hold a retrospective of David Bowie's work last year,  the MoMA in New York has announced that it will present a retrospective devoted to Björk in March 2015. The museum recently acquired the Biophilia app for its permanent collection.

“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,” said Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA's chief curator at large. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

The exhibition promises to span 20 years of Björk's work, including everything from her groundbreaking visuals, music videos and films to her instruments and costumes (from Alexander McQueen's costume for Homogenic to Stefano Pilati for Biophilia).

Björk will co-write the retrospective with acclaimed Icelandic writer and ex-Sugarcubes member Sjón Sigurdsson, and the whole experience will culminate in a specially commissioned immersive film and music exhibit by 3D design company Autodesk and Andrew Huang, who conceived the mind-melting video for "Mutual Core".  

Björk is one of the few musicians to land their own MoMA retrospective – Kraftwerk were recently the subject of a retrospective of that scale. Björk at MoMA will open 7 March and run until 7 June 2015.

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