A well-dressed crowd filled MoMA’s atrium last night for its annual Armory Party where you could drink and gorge on profiteroles while catching a glimpse of Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig DJing and a live performance by Kelela. But by far the highlight of the night was getting to see the museum’s highly-anticipated Björk retrospective. Although it's received, uh, mixed reviews, the exhibit really can’t disappoint a big fan -- just seeing it, and experiencing her powerful Black Lake installation, was as exciting as hearing the announcement that she will perform in New York.
This brings us to our mission of the night: find Bjork, find Bjork, find Bjork.
Either we were too distracted by the woman cradling a bowl of cheesy popcorn and falling asleep on the couch to find her, or unfortunately, she wasn’t there. Mission failed. We couldn't be bummed out for too long, however, because towards midnight things started really heating up when Kelela took the stage. The R&B singer’s performance was great, hitting high notes effortlessly, and closing the night with a glittery, neon-tinged bang.
See photos by PAPER's Krista Schlueter, below