Time for A New State?
Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of History, Politics and Philosophy (Politics section) present a seminar on the aesthetic and political issues around NSK, accompanied by an exhibition of NSK Folk Art.
14th November 2012
15:00 – 17:00
– Seminar in Lecture Theatre 5
– Folk Art Exhibition in Geoffrey Manton atrium
Neue Slowenische Kunst (a German phrase meaning “New Slovenian Art”), a.k.a. NSK, is a political art collective, which came into being in Yugoslavia in 1983. This seminar will consider the NSK State in Time, focusing especially on political and artistic issues.
Alexei Monroe – author of Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK
Paper Title: “NSK Folk Art; Art, the State and Improbability“.
Stevphen Shukaitis (University of Essex) – author of Imaginal Machines
Paper Title: “Temporary Hegemonic Zones“.
Ian Parker (MMU) – author of Slavoj Zizek, a Critical Introduction
Paper Title: “I see a red door and I want it painted black“.
Michael Goddard (University of Salford) editor of Mark E Smith and the Fall: Art, Music and Politics
Paper Title: “You will see darkness: Laibach TV and Audiovisuals from the Bravo TV Interview to Iron Sky“.
Please arrive between 2pm and 3pm to view art and receive passport authentication or temporary papers.
This event is free, open to all and does not require pre-registration. For further information email Mike Tyldesley: M.Tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk
The seminar will be followed by an evening club night “Vade Retro” with free entry for holders of authenticated papers.