Yes, Björk alone is reason enough to see/hear anything she does, but this exhibition is truly magical and one for the record books.
Some background on this show: Björk, which opens on Sunday and runs through June 7 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, explores the complex work of this beloved, multifaceted artist through each and every layer of her insane and bold career of more than 20 years.
The exhibition features Björk's visionary (and oh so visual) body of work (costumes, videos, films, journals, instruments, and photographs) in which she has collaborated with a multitude of various artists. The show is displayed in chronological order that begins with her first solo album, Debut (1993), and culminates with an immersive installation from her latest album, Vulnicura (2015).
Much of it will blow Björk-fan minds. Here are 22 of them...
1. Music sheets, videos, and photographs guide you while you wait to enter (and there will most certainly be a line).
2. Oh, look! It’s Björk as a tiny little thing.
The first part of the exhibit is titled Songlines, and it's a wondrous experience of sight and sound. You're given headphones to hear a soothing voice recite a fictitiously biographical narrative that was written by Icelandic writer Sjón. Björk's music is also played in the background.
It might feel a bit overwhelming to adjust to all of the darkness while trying to decipher the story-line, but just look up and you'll see Björk's cute face overhead, from her "Big Time Sensuality" music video. Instant peace.