New York

Still from Björk’s 1993 video Human Behavior, directed by Michel Gondry.

Still from Björk’s 1993 video Human Behavior, directed by Michel Gondry.

New York

Björk

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
March 8–June 7, 2015

Curated by Klaus Biesenbach

Talk of the Björk retrospective always raises eyebrows. Yes, it’s a risky crossover thing, but even if it goes a little astray, it’ll be cool—promiscuously collaborative, fashiony, and strange. The visionary Icelandic pop star has for more than two decades brought experimental aesthetics to stadium stages and dance charts, always matching her prolific and innovative musical output with striking, otherworldly visual material and an evolving persona. Appropriately, this exhibition will present a complex narrative of her career, blending biography and fiction in an account written by the artist and author Sjón Sigurdsson. “Björk” will include sound, film, and video works as well as instruments, costumes, and a new 3-D installation. Curator Klaus Biesenbach will author a catalogue for the show, which is sure to be this spring’s museum blockbuster.