The Museum of Modern Art is constantly producing and sharing exhibitions that are a bit different. In the same vein, when it comes to standing out and being a truly incomparable entity, there’s nobody quite like Björk. An awe-inspiring and mesmerizing Icelandic musician and artist, Björk has constructed an identity that’s both complementary to and stand alone from the influence of her music and art. In an excellent effort, MoMa is going to take a closer look at what makes Björk who she is with an expansive and singular retrospective exhibition.
The singer hit it big when she sung for the Sugarcubes in the late 80’s. Björk then went on to a prolific and explorative solo career where she made important strides in the worlds of mainstream electronic dance music and cross-genre musical experimentation.
MoMa’s retrospective exhibition on Björk will chronicle and reimagine her two plus decades writing music and collaborating with other artists in a wide variety of visual and audio mediums. The reimagination will be intertwined into the exhibit’s installation. This somewhat fictitious element of the exhibit will be left to our imaginations until the opening in March, but the MoMa website does say that it was, “co written by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón.” The MoMa site also hints to the exhibition having an, “immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Thomas Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk.”
Considering all of these elements and the focus, the exhibition sounds absolutely brilliant. We expect something wildly imaginative, multi-dimensional and in line with Björk’s visionary mind. With some time before the exhibition goes live, those of you less familiar with the music of Björk and the rest of her story, should look up some of her albums and check out her expansive and informational website.
Bjork at MoMa
March 8- June 7
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019