Björk, ‘Post’, 1995, The Museum of Modern Art

Image rights: Photography by Stéphane Sednaoui. Image courtesy of Wellhart Ltd & One Little Indian

"Björk"

Venue: Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015)

About Björk

Björk is a boundary-breaking singer, songwriter, and composer. Over nine experimental albums, her wild voice fuses with avant-pop, jazz, and string arrangements. For Vespertine (2001), she collaborated with sound artist Matmos and sourced lyrics from American poet e. e. cummings and filmmaker Harmony Korine. Björk’s visual imagination is as complex as her sonic work, reinventing herself at turns as shy pixie girl, powerful warrior, or dreamy wanderer. She has composed film scores for Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark (2000), in which she also played the Cannes award-winning lead role, and for her ex-partner Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 9 (2005). With videos directed by Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham, portraits by photographers Inez and Vinoodh, and costumes by Iris Van Herpen, to name but a few, Björk’s originality is celebrated in MoMA’s 2015 retrospective.

Icelandic, b. 1965, Reykjavik, Iceland, based in New York, New York

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