MoMA Announces Multi-media Björk Exhibition for 2015

Björk
MoMA will launch a Björk exhibition in March of 2015
By A.D. AMOROSI

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Icelandic composer, vocalist and artist Björk have announced a full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to the breadth of her career in music, film, costume, performance and computer graphics. The MoMA exhibition opens on March 7, 2015, and runs through June 7, 2015.

Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition, simply titled Björk, culls from over 20 years of the artist’s visual projects, usually done in tandem with her seven full-length solo albums from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011). Along with its catalog, the installation’s narrative (written by Björk with author Sjón Sigurdsson) is intended to be both seriously autobiographical and outlandishly fictitious.

The Björk experience will feature an immersive 3-D film directed by Andrew Huang with the design house techs at Autodesk. To go with the exhibition, Björk’s Biophilia hybrid software application featuring music and interactive animation is the first app to enter MoMA’s permanent collection. “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,” writes MoMA curator Biesenbach. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York, 10019. For more information visit MoMA.org.

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Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014