MoMA to Host Björk Retrospective

Exhibitions / Music / June 23, 2014
MoMA To Host Björk Retrospective

Björk at the Hurricane Festival. Photo: Zach Klein

For the millennial, Björk might not be at the top of their pop culture influence list, but the Museum of Modern Art begs to differ.

Next year, the Icelandic songstress will be celebrated at the iconic museum through a retrospective set to run from Mar 7 to Jun 7 2015.

Announced this past Wednesday, the exhibition will be curated by Klaus Biesenbach, founder of the Kunste-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Björk is known for her creative and outlandish fashion choices as well as her musical prowess and representatives from MoMA have assured that the retrospective will catalog her style as well as her career.

The mediums used will also be as eclectic as Bjork, herself. Images, costumes, instruments, and video will be used to give patrons a complete representation of her life and career. Her album, “Biophilia,” will also be included in the version of an app which will include animation that will accompany the music.

Beisenbach had this to say to the New York Times about this highly anticipated exhibition: “Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide. This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

Above all else, who wouldn’t want to see that swan dress face-to-face?


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Saron Olkaba
Saron Olkaba
Saron is a writer and student born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington, DC. She is incapable of keeping a phone for longer than a few months, exclusively wears Miss. Dior Cherie, and her guilty pleasures include any novel written by V.C. Andrews (don’t judge), Essie’s “Little Brown Dress", and Stoli. She is currently obsessed with the poetry of Edmund Wilson and The Arctic Monkey’s latest album “AM”.




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