ALEX ROSS / KLAUS BIESENBACH
Sorry Timothy, I went offline, was hiking in Iceland and filming a video. I guess I managed to avoid being analyzed for all these years, but now since I am a little older and supposedly wiser, Id like to offer up a collaborative hand and wave hi to theory. Well, if I dont do it, the art critics will, and that seems destined for misunderstandings. I ended up reading several books on posthumanism. It is not exactly what I was looking for but closest yet. Not only to define it for me, but also for all my friends, and a generation actually (...)
Björk is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Here, now, is the ultimate celebration of this multimillion-selling superstar. Designed by top design studio M/M (Paris) as a slipcased world of wonders, this publication which accompanies springs exhibition on Björk at The Museum of Modern Art is composed of six parts:?four booklets, a paperback and a poster. Each booklet contains illustrated texts by, respectively, Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben and Timothy Morton, while the poster features artwork of Björks albums and singles. The main book focuses on her seven major albums Debut, Post, Homogenic, Vespertine, Medúlla, Volta and Biophilia and the personas created for each one. Poetic texts by longtime collaborator, Icelandic poet Sjón, are accompanied by shots of Björk performing live; multiple stills from music videos made by directors including Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze; images of Björk in breathtaking costumes by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan; and shots by star photographers such as Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Stéphane Sédnaoui, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Araki. All combine to form an extraordinary visual masterpiece, celebrating the magical world of Björk.