Björk is our favorite musical misfit. And now the “Army of Me” singer and goose dress-wearer is heading to Miami to entertain the Art Basel crowds.
But she won’t be singing her emo hits. She’s going to hit us with a DJ set at MANA Wynwood on Dec. 5 as part of III Points’ fifth annual Art Basel Concert Series. In past years artists like Kendrick Lamar and James Blake sang for the art-loving crowds.
The singer recently added her voice to the chorus of women calling out the entertainment industry for turning a blind eye to abuses by men like Harvey Weinstein. In a Facebook post on Oct. 15, she recounted her story of being sexually harassed by a unnamed Danish director on a film project.
“I turned the director down repeatedly he sulked and punished me and created for his team an impressive net of illusion where i was framed as the difficult one,” she wrote in her post.
i am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a danish director ….
The Icelandic artist, whose ninth studio album will be out later in 2017, said she was “inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up.” Björk’s film credits include “Dancer in the Dark,” a film by Danish director Lars von Trier.
The 51-year-old has never performed in the state of Florida, much less Miami, the Miami New Times reports. Miami Art Week is the perfect spot for her to bring her brand of artistry. Too bad it’s just to spin records, but we’ll take what we can get.