What To Make of Björk – Multi-dimensional Artist or Demented Exhibitionist?

Jun 20, 2014 at 9:31 am |
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Over the years, Björk has left us entertained with her eccentric music, otherworldly fashion, and paparazzi smack downs.

The avant-garde pop singer/actress has been trailblazing in multiple mediums since the release of her first album Debut in 1993, which is widely credited as the first album to introduce electronic dance music into mainstream pop.


Well, her valiant cultural efforts have not gone unnoticed. In March of 2015 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will offer patrons and “Björkies” (I just made that up) a chance to experience her illustrious, boundary breaking career in a full scaled retrospective.

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The multi-media exhibition will highlight the artist’s contributions to music, film, performance art, and fashion, accentuating the many shared works she’s had with a wide variety of video directors, photographers, designers and other artists.

“This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.” said MoMA’s Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach. “”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,”

The exhibition will feature a narrative that is both biographical and fictional, written by Björk and Icelandic writer Sjon Sigurdsson. The narrative will accompany the visuals and lead visitors through what is sure to be a mind-bending retrospective.

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Whether her art speaks to you or not its safe to say you will undoubtedly walk away from this exhibition with an appreciation for the influence she’s had on pop culture as a whole.

The exhibition is slated to run from March 7 to June 7, 2015.

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