Björk

Björk to Get a MoMA Retrospective

It seems when, last week, MoMA announced it would acquire Björk's Biophilia app — made in collaboration with the graphic-design duo M/M (Paris) — for its permanent collection, the first such induction of an app for the art museum, they were only getting started.

Today MoMA made the bombshell announcement that a retrospective of the Icelandic shrieker-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's career would go on view from March 7 to June 7, 2015. According to a press statement, the exhibition will "chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance." It'll also present a quasi-biographical narrative co-written by Björk and Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson, who has collaborated on several of the recording artist's albums. An immersive "music and film experience" created by director Andrew Huang and 3D software designer Autodesk will be featured, too.

"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 chief-curator at-large Klaus Biesenbach in the statement. "This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work."





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Jun 18, 2014 19:32:00

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