The Icelandic virtuosa known by one name is getting a major retrospective of the same name at MoMA. Opening in March 2015 and not scheduled to travel to other institutions, Björk is dedicated to the multifaceted, multimedia work of the composer, musician, and artist. It will span more than 20 years of pioneering projects and albums, from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011), the app for which — made with M/M Paris — was MoMA’s first acquisition of its kind. Her pursuits in the realm of sound, film, visuals, costumes, and performance will be highlighted.
The installation will present a narrative — part fact and part fiction — co-written by Björk and the Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson. Björk’s collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists will be featured, culminating with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience.
Björk, March 7 – June 7, 2015, MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC
Björk, Homogenic, photo Nick Knight (1997)
Björk, photo Danny Clinch
Björk, still from All Is Full of Love, directed by Chris Cunningham (1999)
Björk, still from Big Time Sensuality, directed by Stéphane Sednaoui (1993)
Björk, Biophilia, design M/M Paris, photo Inez & Vinoodh (2011)
Björk, photo Glen Luchford for The Face (1993)
Björk, Medulla, photo Inez & Vinoodh (2004)
Björk, still from Mutual Core, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang (2012)
Björk, Volta, photo Nick Knight (2007)
Björk, Post, photo Stéphane Sednaoui (1995)
Björk, Vespertine, photo Inez & Vinoodh (2001)
Björk, still from Wanderlust, directed by Encyclopedia Pictura (2008)