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.
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.
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.
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.
opening of the NSK: Kapital to Capital exhibition at the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, members of one of the constituent collectives, Irwin, handed out envelopes marked “N$K”, with a dollar sign. Simultaneously, thousands of miles away in New York, Laibach, one of the other original NSK groups, held a concert where these envelopes were also distributed. Both sets of envelopes contained a new state artifact: NSK State currency.
The NSK State Dacha is an annual citizen-driven initiative and temporary sovereign zone in the central New Mexican Desert. NSK Citizens and guests are invited to spend a holiday evening in an old Norwegian style log villa located on Highland Hill, where it once overlooked tuberculosis sanitariums, a psychiatric asylum, and breathtakingly crimson sunsets.