Next March, no other than the world’s favorite Icelandic singer/film star/artist/Renaissance woman will be featured in a full-scale retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
As the MoMa announced today, Björk’s career will be the focus of this exhibit, which will take place from March 7, 2015 until June 7, 2015 - mark your calendars now!
Since 1993, Björk has been defying industry standards - most notably with her second studio album, Debut, which helped her break onto the international music scene with singles like “Human Behaviour” and “Big Time Sensuality”. Since then, she has gone on to record six more studio albums.
Her music videos were among the first to blur the lines between imagination, art, and commercial music. As a composer, she wrote all the music and starred in Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, for which she won Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2000. She regularly collaborates with designers to create costumes and outfits that are as show-stopping as she is - as if anyone can forget the Swan gown she wore to the Academy Awards in 2008. It even has its own Wikipedia page - man, that's when you know.
That being said, this is just the tip of Björk’s badass, artistic iceberg. This past year, the MoMa acquired Björk’s concept app from her 2011 album, Biophilia, into their permanent collection. By the way, this was the first app the museum has ever inducted.
Björk’s trailblazing in the art and music worlds is finally getting a recognition grand enough to match her talent - expect Alexander-McQueen-at-the-Met length lines for this exhibit. Until then, keep on practicing how to say her name correctly (Bee-york? Bee-yerk?) and get down to all of her MoMa-worthy jams.
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