The Museum of Modern Art will present what it is calling a full-scale retrospective of the Icelandic rock composer, singer and otherworldly fashion-plate Bjork next year. The exhibition, which the museum announced on Wednesday, is being organized by Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s chief curator at large. The retrospective will run from March 7 to June 7, 2015.
Although a spokeswoman for the museum said that the details of the installation would not be announced until the fall, the plan is to trace the arc of Bjork’s career through the seven full-length studio albums she has released since “Debut” in 1993, and to explore Bjork’s collaborations with artists, photographers and fashion designers.
Sound and video clips, visual images, costumes and instruments will be included in the exhibition, as will a text written by Bjork and Sjon Sigurdsson that the museum describes as “both biographical and imaginatively fictitious.”
“Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide,” Mr. Biesenbach said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”
The museum also announced that the app version of Bjork’s album “Biophilia” (2011), which includes animation and graphics as well as music, has been added to the museum’s digital design collection. It is the first app in the collection, which includes video games, fonts, icons and other forms of digital art.