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Artscene Newsletter: Literary Awards & Bjork @ MoMA

March 11, 2015

Morning, morning….Wednesday and you know what that means right?



Publication in Nimrod and a reading at the Awards Ceremony accompany both prizes

  • Poetry: 3-10 pages
  • Fiction: 7,500 words maximum
  • No previously published works or works accepted elsewhere
  • Omit author’s name on manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing titles, author’s name, address, phone, and email. Staple if possible.
  • Mark “Contest Entry” on outer envelope & cover sheet.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned. Include SASE for results.
  • Contestant must be living in the US by October 2015.
  • Entry Fee: $20, includes a 1-year subscription.
  • Postmark Deadline: APRIL 30, 2015
  • Mail entries to: Nimrod Literary Contest / The University of Tulsa / 800 S. Tucker Dr. / Tulsa, OK 74104
  • Complete Guidelines: /


Yes…you read right. The Icelandic singer has an exhibition at MoMA.

A display of the infamous swan dress at MoMA. Courtesy of

From the MoMA website:

The Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician, and singer Björk. The exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative projects and her eight full-length albums to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, and costumes. In the Museum lobby, instruments used on Biophilia(2011)—a gameleste, pipe organ, gravity harp, and Tesla coil—play songs from the album at different points throughout the day. On the second floor, in the Marron Atrium, two spaces have been constructed: one is dedicated to a new sound and video installation, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, for “Black Lake,” a song from Björk’s new album Vulnicura (2015); and the second is a cinema room that screens a retrospective in music videos, from Debut (1993) to Biophilia. On the third floor, Songlines presents an interactive, location-based audio experience through Björk’s albums, with a biographical narrative that is both personal and poetic, written by the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón, along with many visuals, objects, and costumes, including the robots designed by Chris Cunningham for the “All Is Full of Love” music video, Marjan Pejoski’s Swan Dress (2001), and Iris van Herpen’s Biophilia tour dress (2013), among many others.

Entry to the Björk exhibition is included with general Museum admission. Timed tickets are required for the Songlines portion of the exhibition, and are available same-day and on-site only, at no additional charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 10:30 a.m. daily.

MoMA members may reserve same-day tickets for Songlines on-site only, at no additional charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily. Timed tickets are required for the Songlines portion of the exhibition during Member Previews and Member Early Hours. Exclusive Member Early Hours will be held daily between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Member Early Hours are open to MoMA members, with the exception of Global members. Space is limited.


The exhibition is from March 8 – June 7, 2015. Now if you’re a member, you get to enjoy early viewing hours of Bjork, before the Museum opens to the public. Cool huh? Member Early Hours are open to all member, with the exception of Global members, and their guests. All you have to do is present your membership card and/or member guest admission ticket at the entrance.

There is also lectures and gallery talks on Bjork, this coming Sunday March 15, 2015 @1:30 pm. Another lecture and gallery talks Bjork: Human Behavior is also on Saturday March 21, 2015 @ 11:30 am and again on Saturday March 28, 2015 @ 1:30 pm. Drop by Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 1:30 pm for another lecture and gallery talks Bjork: Explained by a Fan.

There have been pasted member events and previews, along with lectures and gallery talks.

For more information on the exhibition go to MoMA/Bjork.

Hope your enjoyed this newsletter and getting all the information you need. Enjoy your Wednesday and be always blessed.

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