The Museum of Modern Art will host a complete retrospective dedicated to the polyhedric artist Björk next March
Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition Björk will chronicle the artist’s career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance.
Draws from more than two decades of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects and her seven albums – from 1993’s Debut to Björk’s most recent science-inspired record, Biophilia, released in 2011 – the exhibition will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson.
As part of her collaboration with the museum, Björk has donated her Biophilia app to MoMa’s collection. The project, made for the iPad, accompanied the track-by-track release of her last record and was one of the first examples of music released through an app.
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 Thomas Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk.
Björk will be on view at MoMA from March 7 through June 7, 2015.
Text by Irene Pazzanese