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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCES RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF COMPOSER, MUSICIAN, AND ARTIST BJ?RK

Bjork Moma

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014? The Museum of Modern Art announces that it will present a fullscale?retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the composer, musician, and artist Bj?rk in 2015. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition Bj?rk draws from more than 20 years of the artist?s daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums?from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)?to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance. The installation will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Bj?rk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sj?n Sigurdsson. Bj?rk’s collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists will be featured, and the exhibition culminates with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk. Bj?rk will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015; MoMA is the sole venue.

?Bj?rk is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion, and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide,? said Mr. Biesenbach. ?This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.?

Biophilia Is First App to Enter MoMA?s Collection

MoMA announces the acquisition Biophilia (2011), a hybrid software application and music album with interactive graphics, animation, and musical scoring. Created by Bj?rk with M/M Paris, Sj?n, Scott Snibbe, Kodama Studios, Touch Press, Relative Wave, Nikki Dibben, Stephen Malinowski, and John F. Simon, Jr., it is the first app to enter the Museum?s collection, joining other digital design works such as fonts, video games, visualizations, icons, and custom interactive pieces. The app is a gift of Bj?rk and her record label, One Little Indian.

SPONSORSHIP
The exhibition is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America. Major support is provided by MoMA?s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.