Playing Curator With Bjork’s New MOMA Exhibition
The Icelandic singer is finally getting her own retrospective show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art…
By Tamara Roper
It has just been announced that Bjork, one of the most respected females in the creative arts, is opening her own MoMA exhibition. It’ll be a retrospect of her 33-year career, a look back at all of the components that comprise Bjork, the one woman, multi-arts, multi-genre and multi-fabulous musician who made Iceland a country of more than just snow.
What on earth is this Bjork fantasia going to consist of? The woman’s been making music since she was a child, sitting on a recording contract since the age of 12. She’s been out with Goldie, presented TV programmes with David Attenborough and has got to be the only person with enough of a high profile to say she’s peeved off with Beyoncé. Here’s a little flavor of what the show might consist of… if MTV Style were curating.
A ‘Domestic Rave’ Room
Bjork coined the term following the release of her 2004 album, Medulla, after she suggested that it would be played whilst dancing around the house rather than in clubs. Bjork has previously confessed her love for impromptu living room dances, and we reckon a dedicated ‘domestic rave’ room in the MoMA would go down a treat with viewers keen to let loose.
Possibly the most tame part of the exhibition, it goes without saying that Bjork’s outfits would have to take up at least a floor of the MoMA. The swan dress, the Biophilia bobble Afro and the purple papier mache gown are all works of art that will warrant a space of their own.
Wonderfully open with her views and opinions, Bjork has become a spokesperson for LGBT rights, private vs. public life, as well as being one of the most well known people to openly criticise Beyoncé. We’d hope that the exhibition will give Bjork the opportunity to embrace the elder statesman role she now fulfills. We’re thinking lectures, collaborations like the one she did with PJ Harvey, and possibly some interpretive dance.
Attenborough B2B Bjork
They’re big fans of one another, having co-presented a TV programme together last year, which though slated as a little bit awkward was a bit of a music-ecology mindbender. We’re hoping that the after party/launch party/domestic party will be presided over by Attenborough and Bjork going head to head on the decks, spinning classics from their collective 80+ years of music and animals.