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Björk for major New York retrospective

1 of 1 Björk with David Attenborough - both to be celebrated at MoMa
Björk with David Attenborough - both to be celebrated at MoMa

Björk, as composer, musician and artist, will be celebrated in an extensive exhibition next year at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).

The exhibition will feature material relating to her "daring and adventurous projects" over two decades, including her seven studio albums, beginning with Debut in 1993.

"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," declares Klaus Biesenbach, chief-curator-at-large at MoMA.

“This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work."

The retrospective will include installations and exhibits on Björk's life, performances, costumes and instruments, and her daring endeavours in music, art and film..

It will also celebrate the 48-year old artist’s work with video directors, photographers and fashion designers. It includes her project with TV legend David Attenborough, who contributed narration to her 2011 album, Biophilia.

Björk came to fame in the 1980s as the lead singer with Icelandic compatriots The Sugarcubes. She released her solo album Debut in 1993, which has sold 4.7m copies to date.

She won the Best Actress award at Cannes, in 2000, for her role in Lars Von Trier's film Dancer in the Dark. The show, simply entitled Björk, will run from March 7 to June 7 2015.

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