Preview: Björk at the Museum of Modern Art

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Björk, Vulnicura, 2015. Copyright © 2015 Inez and Vinoodh. Image courtesy of Wellhart/One Little Indian.

Always daring and experimental in both her sound and aesthetics, Björk has made a name for herself not only with her music, but her striking videos, costumes, and use of multimedia. The interdisciplinary artist will debut her first retrospective, simply titled Björk, on March 8 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Curator Klaus Biesenbach collaborated with Björk to create installations that showcase her custom, avant-garde musical instruments, sculptural stage outfits, and documentation of her 20-year-long music career. In addition, the exhibition will feature a new short film and sound installation titled “Black Lake,” which the MoMA commissioned specifically for this show. Spanning several floors of the MoMA, the retrospective will offer an encompassing look at Björk’s multifaceted creative endeavors and impact on various creative fields and pop culture alike.


Bjork. Still from “Black Lake,” commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, 2015. Courtesy of Wellhart and One Little Indian.

Björk. Still from “Wanderlust” directed by Encyclopedia Pictura, 2008. Courtesy Wellhart Ltd & One Little Indian.


Björk, Vespertine, 2001. Credit: Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Image courtesy of Wellhart Ltd & One Little Indian.


Björk, Medulla, 2004. Credit: Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Image courtesy of Wellhart Ltd & One Little Indian.

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