Björk in Havana Exhibition

by Chris Murray on March 10, 2015

bjorkBjörk performing at Big Day Out in 1994, Melbourne Australia. From the exhibition La Revolucion del Rock & Roll. Copyright © Ross Halfin. All Rights Reserved.

There is a buzz around Björk at the moment with the release of her new album “Vulnicura” and the recent opening in New York City at the Museum of Modern Art of the exhibition Björk. Chris Richards wrote beautifully in the Washington Post yesterday of Björk’s “magnificent sound” and of her music’s “radical humanity.”

Govinda Gallery featured Ross Halfin’s photograph of Björk in the now legendary exhibition La Revolucion del Rock & Roll at Fototeca de Cuba in Havana. Here are some snapshots from the opening night of that exhibition on May 22, 2002.
björk1La Revolucion del Rock & Roll opening night at Fototeca de Cuba. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork2Artist Elizabeth Gruen with photographer Jill Fermanovsky, who’s photos were featured in the exhibition. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork3Collector Joey Filosa on the balcony of Fototeca de Cuba, Plaza Vieja. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork4Enjoying Siegfried Loch’s portrait of Little Richard at the Star Club in Hamburg. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork5Cubans enjoying Alfred Wertheimer’s photo of Elvis Presley. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork6Artist Elizabeth Gruen, Cuban radio and TV journalist and music fan Guille Vilar Alvarez, and curator Carol Huh. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork7Joel Brodsky’s photo of Isaac Hayes. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork8Cuban women enjoying Bob Gruen’s John Lennon New York City photo. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork9(1)Exhibition curator Chris Murray with Dick Waterman’s blues photos. © Govinda Gallery Archive

bjork9Chris Murray introducing photographer Bob Gruen with Nelson Ramirez translating. Left to right: Fototeca de Cuba director Lourdes Socorras, curator Nelson Ramirez, Chris Murray, and Bob Gruen. © Govinda Gallery Archive

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