Major Björk exhibition to open in New York next year

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will host a full career retrospective for Björk in 2015.

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The Museum of Modern Art in New York will host a full career retrospective for Björk in 2015.

Organised by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition is titled simply Björk and will cover the entirety of the Icelandic musician’s career, from the release of solo album ‘Debut’ in 1993 up to, and including, the 2011 album ‘Biophilia’.

The installation is described in a statement as providing, “a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, co-written 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 created with the assistance of director Andrew Thomas Huang.

“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,” says Biesenbach. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

The news of the retrospective follows the introduction of Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ album app to the New York gallery earlier this year. The app was the world’s first ever album app and is now part of the permanent collection.

Björk will open on March 7 until June 7, 2015. MoMA is the sole venue.


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