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Bjork retrospective planned at Museum of Modern Art

Bjork at the 2012 Roskilde Festival Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Bjork is renowned for her imaginative and flamboyant stage costumes

Singer Bjork will be the subject of a multimedia retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) next year.

The museum will use music, instruments, costumes and film to chart her 21 years as a solo artist.

The "full-scale" installation will feature a "narrative" co-written by the performer and will culminate in an "immersive music and film experience".

The exhibition - organised by Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA's chief curator at large - runs from 7 March to 7 June.

"Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide," said Biesenbach in a statement.

"This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work."

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Image caption The Icelandic singer first made her name as lead singer of the Sugarcubes

Born Bjork Gudmundsdottir in 1965, the singer first found fame as a member of the Sugarcubes before embarking on a solo career.

The 48-year-old has released seven full-length albums, among them Debut (1993), Homogenic (1997) and her most recent release, Biophilia (2011).

Her other work includes the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark, for which she won a best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2012 the mother of two revealed she had successful surgery to remove a polyp on her vocal cords.

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Image caption Bjork memorably appeared as a robot in the video for 1998 track All is Full of Love

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