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A Sneak Peek at Björk's MoMA Retrospective

A selection of photos from the press preview of MoMA's blockbuster Björk retrospective.

by VICE Staff
04 March 2015, 6:05am

Left: Wild Woman Voodoo Granny Doily Chrocet (2007/2015). Right: 'Wanderlust' costume (2007)

All photos by Sam Clarke.

This morning, the Museum of Modern Art held a press preview for its blockbuster retrospective of Björk, a multimedia exhibition that includes more than 20 years of work from the artist's career. Featuring photography, music videos, costumes, theatrical performances, sound installations, and a site-specific film project called Blake Lake, we can't think of a more hotly anticipated opening or reason to be excited about Iceland.

The retrospective was brought to life through a close collaboration between Björk and Klaus Biesenbach, chief curator at large at MoMA and director of MoMA PS1. On top of exhibiting a melange of cultural ephemera that ties to the musician's entire discography—from 1993's Debut to this year's Vulnicura—visitors will be able to get a peak inside the mind of the iconic artist through journals, personal photos, and more. While VICE and its sister-sites will continue to cover this landmark MoMA event in the upcoming weeks, we wanted to make your mouths water with some sneak-peek photos from the press preview.

Björk is open to the public from March 8 through June 7. For more information, visit MoMA's website. The retrospective was made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

"All Is Full of Love" robot, Chris Cunningham (1999)

Crystal Mask, Val Garland (2013/2015)

Left: Coat from "Jóga" music video (1997). Right: Model for 'Debut' (1993)

Left: Notebooks from 'Homogenic' era (1997). Right: Airmail jacket, Hussein Chalayan (1994/2015)

Bell dress from "Who Is It" music video, Alexander McQueen (2004)

Left: Swan dress, Marjan Pejoski (2001). Right: "Pagan Poetry" dress, Alexander McQueen (2001)

"All Is Full of Love" robot, Chris Cunningham (1999)