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Björk's MoMA Takeover: 3 Questions To Chief Curator Klaus Biesenbach

Björk MoMA retrospective

Chief curator Klaus Biesenbach on his relationship with Björk

The Icelandic diva is back with Vulnicura, a critically-acclaimed, harrowing new album about breakup, and she will soon be the subject of a retrospective at MoMA.

Chief curator-at-large Klaus Bisenbach sat down with V Magazine to spill some info on an exhibition that was 15 years in the making.

On working with Bjork:

"Once, we worked a whole day at MoMA and I wanted to invite her to a lunch at PS1 but we only had a short break. I said, 'Can you actually take the train?' She couldn't really answer. So we walked down to the E train, where there was this group of ladies giggling. One of them came over and said, 'Are you Bjork?' She looked at her and said, 'Sometimes.' I cannot believe how beautiful and generous that was. I was so impressed."

On celebrity:

"Bjork is very successful in avoiding the notion of celebrity and staying completely true to herself. I've never achieved this."

On the exhibition:

"It's not an exhibition about Bjork, but with Bjork. Everything is either designed by someone like Alexander McQueen, filmed by someone like Spike Jones, or photographed by someone like Juergen Teller."

Read the full interview in V Magazine Issue 94, out February 26 on newsstands and

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