Bjork gets retrospective at Museum of Modern Art

By Daniel S Levine,

Bjork, the most well-known working Icelandic artist today, has just earned a Museum of Modern Art retrospective, the museum said today. Fans of her work will get to check it out next spring in New York.

The exhibit will simply be called Bjork and is being organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the museum said. It will showcase her art, compositions and music created during her two-decade career, stretching from 1993’s Debut to 2011’s Biophilia.

As most things Bjork, this isn’t just going to be your ordinary retrospective of an artists’ career. She is working with Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson to present her overall work as a single narrative form that will lead to an “immersive music and film experience” created by director Andrew Huang and 3D design leader Autodesk, the museum said.

“Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide,” Biesenbach said in a statement to the New York Times. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

In addition to the exhibit, which will only be shown at MoMA, the museum added the Biophilia app Bjork created at the time of the album’s release to the permanent digital design collection. It is the first app to join the collection.

Bjork will run from March 7 to June 7, 2015.

image courtesy of INFphoto.com



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