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.
Introducion to documentary musical LIBERATION DAY, directed by Ugis Olte and Morten Traavik, about Laibach's groundbreaking 2015 concerts in North Korea.
A documentary of preparations for the Laibach concert in Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2015, as part of wide-ranging official commemorations of the anniversary of Korean liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver analyses the recent announcement of Laibach’s North Korea concerts.
Burren College of Art in Ireland is pleased to announce The 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale: Folk Art Rising 1916 – 2016 as this year’s Burren Annual exhibition. The 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale will bring together over 30 international artists and collectives including special guests and NSK founding members, IRWIN.
This one day symposium will elaborate on the themes addressed by the exhibition NSK Folk Art Rising 1916-2016 and their broader social and cultural impact in relation to the period of commemoration in Ireland and the precarious state of the European Union. Artists and invited guest speakers will discuss the role of the contemporary nation state, the aesthetics of memorialisation in relation to place (both real and imagined) and the relationship between artists/artist’s collectives to the current climate of globalization.