Bjork Retrospective Coming to MoMA

By Heather Holland on June 18, 2014 1:34pm 

 An exhibit chronicling the past 20 years of Björk's carreer is arriving at the MoMA in March 2015.
An exhibit chronicling the past 20 years of Björk's carreer is arriving at the MoMA in March 2015.
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MIDTOWN — Björk is getting her close-up.

A retrospective dedicated to the Icelandic singer is coming to the Museum of Modern Art early next year, officials announced.

The exhibit, called simply "Björk," will chronicle the past 20 years of the artist’s career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects and costumes beginning March 7, 2015, MoMA said in a statement released Wednesday.

“Björk is an extraordinary 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 and director of MoMA PS1, who organized the exhibit.

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

The show will present a narrative of Björk's life that is both biographical and fictional, co-written by the singer and acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjon Sigurdsson, according to the statement.

MoMA has also added a Björk-designed app to its collection. The app, which is also available for the public to download online, is based on the artist's 2011 album "Biophilia" and features interactive graphics, animation and musical scoring. It was created in partnership with M/M Paris, Sjón and Scott Snibbe, among others.

The "Björk" exhibit will be on display from March 7 to June 7, 2015.

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