The Art of Bjork, Selected Images
With the release of Bjork’s newest album Vulnicura, comes another dramatically flamboyant image of the muse herself, adding to the plethora of art surrounding her. Everyone’s favorite little eclectic elf, with her imaginative sounds and inventive visual explosions has quite a portfolio of eclectic personas. We thought a compilation of our favorite images would be an eye candy feast, as well as a rewarding homage to the punky diva herself.
We’ve been fans of Bjork since she exploded on the 80s music scene with that first Sugarcubes album… From the get-go, her wayward spirit, avant-garde fashions, screaming emotions and heartfelt lyricism demanded one’s attention. She can be at once depressing and uplifting, heart-rending and lovable in a truly unique way. Exuding childlike enthusiasm and charisma, raw strength and vulnerability, she pulls all the stops – giving it her all. She is a performer in every sense of the word, while remaining humbly human and down to earth.
Bjork is to be the center of an upcoming exhibition at MoMA. The exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)—to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance.
“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,” MoMA’s chief curator at large, Klaus Biesenbach, said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”
Björk, March 8 – June 7, 2015, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Although Bjork is the driving force behind her image, she has the sense to hire keen expertise to help her get there. With a fantastic eye for design, she has collaborated with the best of the best and the weirdest of the weird. Stylists, fashion designers, makeup artists, photographers, graphic designers, video directors, set artists, sculptors and fine artists have all contributed to the surreal world of Bjorkdom.
A partial list of her creative forces, include: Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Andrew Thomas Huang, Encyclopedia Pictura, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir (Shoplifter), Maiko Takeda, Iris Van Herpen, Nick Knight, Marjan Pejoski, Alexander McQueen, Feride Uslu, Berhard Willhelm, Eugene Souleiman, Dick Page, Michael Van der Ham, Chris Cunningham, Hussein Chalayan, Paul Catling, Julian Caldow and Michel Gondry.