MoMA to Host Björk Exhibit

BjorkPhoto Courtesy of Wikipedia

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced a surprising subject for a 2015 exhibit: Björk. The Critically acclaimed and eccentric Icelandic singer will have her entire career be represented in what is described as a full-scale retrospective. music videos, concerts, fashion, and clips from her film career will all be featured in the exhibit’s run from March 7th until June 7th

While the announcement is a surprise, the Museum is thrilled to have acquired the rights to Björk’s work. “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,” MoMA curator Klaus Biesenbach said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

Björk, whose full name is Björk Guðmundsdóttir (pronounced GOOTH-munds-doh-ter), was born in the Icelandic capitol of Reykjavík in 1965. After a stellar school concert performance of Tina Charles’s “I Love to Love” won the 11 year old national radioplay, Björk released her first album in 1977. Björk spent the 80’s gathering large support for her music but didn’t crack into the US until the 90’s with dance hits “Big Time Sensuality”, “Hyperballad”, and “I Miss You”. In 2000 Björk scored big with the critics for her performance in Lars Von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress.

One of her most iconic (and depending on what fashion critic you ask, disastrous) appearances was at the 2001 Academy Awards in which she wore the swan dress and performed “I’ve Seen it All”  off of the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack. It’s a guarantee that the swan dress will have some role in the 2015 Björk exhibit.

More details about the exhibit can be found on MoMA’s website here.

Must Read

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

Related Articles

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...

The Surprising Stories Behind America’s Favorite Patriotic Songs

Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the U.S.A." has always featured at political rallies for both Republicans and Democrats. But the true meaning...