On Friday, November 20th at 18.00 (UTC +2), VIZ Laboratory for Visual Culture presents an online symposium addressed to all artists who follow art practices that have embraced mimicry rather than opposition as a subversive political strategy.
The classic NSK documentary "Predictions of Fire" is now free to watch here. Predictions of Fire is a revealing study of the controversial and internationally acclaimed arts collective NSK, as seen through the lens of 20th-century Central European history. Shot in Ljubljana, Moscow, New York City, Belgrade, and Athens.
In the circumstances of a dramatic second wave of the epidemic in Slovenia, 18 non-government organizations were recently requested by the government (Ministry of Culture) to vacate their premises in the building at No. 6 Metelkova Street in Ljubljana, in which they have been operating since the mid-1990s.
Since his first contribution to nskstate.com back in 2002, Valnoir was present in almost every NSK State event, designing posters and collaborating with NSK State artists. He has also worked for Laibach, designing all the North Korea Liberation Day visuals, the “Sound of Music”, “Party Songs” and “Kind of Laibach” albums and most recently the music video for “Smrt za Smrt” among other.
Laibach is marking 40 years of existence this year. There has already been series of anniversary events (two ongoing exhibitions and two concerts in Ljubljana), but the main event will be held on October 23rd in ‘Delavski Dom Trbovlje’ – where it actually all started 40 years ago. Unfortunately, due to the increasingly problematic viral situation and thus more stringent Covid-19 restrictions, a physical audience will not be allowed at the venue.
Two SOLD OUT concerts by Laibach are planned as the opening event of the Dragon’s Fest, a traditional, diverse three-day event held on the Castle Hill in Ljubljana.
Posters have a special place in Laibach’s production. Their basic task, which is to attract the attention of the public in the cacophony of the urban environment, was completely mastered by Laibach and then upgraded so that the posters are not only mediators of information about an event, but are also a commentary on happenings in society.
Four years ago, a transnational group of NSK State citizens, artists and allies gathered in the far West of Ireland for the 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale. Here we present a selection of photos from this memorable event.
To be able to tell the story of the billboards, I have to return to Lagos, where Miran Mohar and I travelled to in July 2010. We went there because of the large number of applications for the NSK passports that we had received from Nigeria in the preceding years.
To celebrate the end of the lockdown announced in France for May 11th, and inspired by New Collectivism design studio, Jean Valnoir Simoulin (Metastazis) designed this poster.
New Collectivism designed a poster about the current coronavirus pandemic. The poster was virtually distributed in many cities around the world, including Berlin, Beijing, London, Paris, New York, Ljubljana and Moscow.
We are pleased to announce that Tate has acquired IRWIN's film “Black Square on the Red Square”, from 1992.
This exhibition includes currency, bonds, and other works related to the NSK State Reserve, including collaborations with NSK State citizen Valnoir Montesange.
On 15 December 1999 Gravitation Zero – Noordung Biomechanics, the first theatre performance in alternating-microgravity conditions was staged in a IL-76MDK flying laboratory in Russia.
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.