In keeping with the interest of viennacontemporary in ongoing research within the CEE region, this year’s Focus section will not revolve around the invited guest country, but will rather concentrate on the question: What is the experience of a state that is not based on territory, but on time?
NSK State touristic posters by Irwin for the Transborder festival in Austria.
SARAJEVO: STATE IN TIME is an independent and self-produced feature documentary directed by french filmmakers Théo Meurisse & Benjamin Jung. Shot in six European countries, it tells the story of the concerts given by cult underground band Laibach during the siege of Sarajevo back in 1995.
The Sound of Music by Laibach is a reinterpretation of the soundtrack of the musical of the same name.
From October 11th to 14th, le Ciné-Club de Grenoble, in partnership with Association pour l’Agencement des Activités and Unpass, invite you to the NSK Rendez-Vous Grenoble, the quirkyfestival which pays tribute to the NSK movement.
After successful events in Leipzig, Germany and Ireland, the tradition of the NSK State Folk Art Biennale continued with the exhibition "Retropolis Trbovlje" where citizens of the NSK State brought their own contributions to this artistic movement.
The NSK State Folk Art Biennale will returned for its third incarnation June 14th-17th in the industrial homeland of NSK, Trbovlje, Slovenia.
Sarajevo and Laibach have particularly strong connection, which is mostly reflected by the fact that Laibach is one of the groups that had a concert in besieged Sarajevo – on the same date when the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement was held.
Limited edition posters, designed by Haris Hararis on the occasion of the Laibach concert in Athens, Greece, on the anniversary of the Greek Revolution, 25th March, 2018.
Dear NSK citizens, My name is Moritz Bühler and I’m studying geography in Mainz, Germany. I decided to write an exam about the NSK State in Time and its relationship towards other spaces and states. Especially the possibility of the NSK State to reflect, represent and invert conventional spaces is what I’m interested in.
OSTRALE – Biennale is the third largest exhibition for contemporary art in Germany. OSTRALE’s guiding principles, such as peaceful coexistence, acceptance of the stranger / unknown, respect for each other, religious diversity and internationality, are reflected in the exhibitions.
The NSK State Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale takes an unexpected and brave step, locating the NSK State in Time project in cultural-political context, taking responsibility for the resources IRWIN and other components of NSK have mobilised over the past years and giving response to some of the problematic aspects of the project.
Lecture delivered at the NSK State Pavilion on May 20th 2017.
On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, NSK State in Time opens a pavilion in Venice and Vienna. The NSK State Venice Pavilion in Vienna - Thinking Europe presents the installation Europa by Ramesch Daha and Anna Jermolaewa as well as a temporary NSK Passport Office.
In what might be their first state-wide call-up since the Congress in 2010, Irwin is now soliciting a straight up or down vote on Apology for Modernity, the central document to their NSK State Pavilion in Venice this year.
NSK Diplomat, Congressman and Timekeeper Avi Pitchon responds in IRWIN’s referendum regarding “An Apology for Modernity”, presented at the NSK State’s Venice Pavilion.
With this letter we are contacting a wider body of NSK citizens, as we would like to address as many NSK citizens as possible. We are asking for your help in order to construct a majority view upon the position on refugees in relation to the state as it is taken in the text "Apology for Modernity".
The NSK State-in-Time Pavilion, alongside an event that is defined by cultural ambitions, provides the unique opportunity to rethink what a contemporary state should be. In particular, NSK State-in-Time offers an open form of citizenship that contrasts markedly with the spatial states.
“NSK State Art: New York, The Impossible Return” is the first United States presentation of the long-term NSK State Art Project, which was originally initiated by the group IRWIN. The project also presents the Retrogarde Reading Room for the first time in New York.