The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced a surprising subject for a 2015 exhibit: Björk. The Critically acclaimed and eccentric Icelandic singer will have her entire career be represented in what is described as a full-scale retrospective. music videos, concerts, fashion, and clips from her film career will all be featured in the exhibit’s run from March 7th until June 7th
While the announcement is a surprise, the Museum is thrilled to have acquired the rights to Björk’s work. “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,” MoMA curator Klaus Biesenbach said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”
Björk, whose full name is Björk Guðmundsdóttir (pronounced GOOTH-munds-doh-ter), was born in the Icelandic capitol of Reykjavík in 1965. After a stellar school concert performance of Tina Charles’s “I Love to Love” won the 11 year old national radioplay, Björk released her first album in 1977. Björk spent the 80’s gathering large support for her music but didn’t crack into the US until the 90’s with dance hits “Big Time Sensuality”, “Hyperballad”, and “I Miss You”. In 2000 Björk scored big with the critics for her performance in Lars Von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
One of her most iconic (and depending on what fashion critic you ask, disastrous) appearances was at the 2001 Academy Awards in which she wore the swan dress and performed “I’ve Seen it All” off of the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack. It’s a guarantee that the swan dress will have some role in the 2015 Björk exhibit.
More details about the exhibit can be found on MoMA’s website here.