The Museum of Modern Art has announced a full-scale career retrospective dedicated to the legendary composer, musician, artist and actor Björk, coming in 2015. The exhibit will be organized by Klaus Biesenbach, MOMA's Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA PS1 (where we would love to be a fly on the wall of planning meetings). The exhibit, simply titled Björk, will draw from “more than 20 years of the artist's daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)—to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes and performance.” The installation's simultaneously biographical and fictitious narrative will be co-written by Björk and acclaimed Icelandic writer, Sjón Sigurdsson. Björk will feature the musician's collaborations with “video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists,” culminating in a “newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk.”
The announcement of this exciting (and highly profitable) exhibition follows the news that the album/app Biophilia will be integrated into European school systems. Biophilia is also the first downloadable app in the MoMA's collection.
At press, we are still waiting on The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's announcement of a Björk fashion retrospective. Until then, the swan dress continues to inspire the world of fashion as it remains in the hands of its original owner.
Björk will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015 at New York City's The Museum of Modern Art.
Read MOMA's full press release here.