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MOMA To Host Björk Retrospective

Björk Opens March 2015

Jun 18, 2014 Björk
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The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced Björk, a massive retrospective dedicated to the Icelandic singer and global musical icon.

MOMA Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach spearheaded the project, which will feature elements from Björk’s twenty year solo career, including costumes, instruments, and performances.

Biesenbach said in a press release that “Björk is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion, and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide.”

The exhibit will also feature a semi-fictional, semi-biographical musical narrative composed by Björk and fellow Icelandic poet and frequent collaborator Sjón Sigurdsson. Filmmaker Andrew Huang has also created a video piece that will be part of the exhbit.

Björk began in music as a child prodigy, and has released eight studio albums as well as work with Icelandic post-punk band The Sugarcubes. Her music is known for its eclectic innovation, as well as pushing the boundaries of pop music and fusing it with experimental art.

Watch the video for “Human Behavior” below, an early example of Björk’s quirky creativity and her first collaboration with Michel Gondry.


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