From Kapital to Capital Article about the final decade of Yugoslavia

Article about the final decade of Yugoslavia
was ist kunst irwin?

The Slovenian artist collective IRWIN is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition titled “Was ist Kunst, IRWIN?”. The exhibition delves into the black humour that is always present in IRWIN’s work, as well as how they use the questions of the State to comment on contemporary issues, such as migration. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 8th, 2023.

News Events Exhibitions | Sept. 1, 2023

A selection of political posters by New Collectivism, the design department of Neue Slowenische Kunst, is going on display at a street gallery in the centre of Ljubljana.

News Exhibitions | June 3, 2021

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.

Videos | Nov. 7, 2020

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.

News | April 3, 2018
NSK from Kapital to Capital

This book is the generously illustrated, lavishly documented, critically narrated story of one of the most significant art collectives of the late twentieth century.

Books | Aug. 17, 2015

You are kindly invited to attend the international conference NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst – an Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia from 19 to 21 June at the auditorium of the Moderna galerija. The conference opens with the keynote lecture by Boris Groys on Friday, 19 June, at 6 p.m.

News Events Exhibitions | June 16, 2015
NSK from Kapital to Capital

The opening of the exhibition NSK FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL took place on Monday, 11 May 2015 at the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana.


The retrospective exhibition NSK FROM KAPITAL TO CAPITAL is opening on Monday, 11 May 2015 at 8pm at the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana. The inaugural speech will be given by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

Fine Art of Mirroring

D’Art Documentaries is inviting us to the opening of the Fine Art of Mirroring feature documentary held at KIC, Preradovićeva Street 5, Zagreb, on 18 February at 19.00 hours.

News Events Videos | Feb. 17, 2015

The Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre (Slovene: Gledališče sester Scipion Nasice) was founded on October 13, 1983, with a founding manifesto (The Sister Letter).

Manifestos Theatre | Oct. 13, 2013

It happened in London. And since every place and space has its own specificities, Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina represents a new call and challenge for the Neue Slowenische Archive. In Prishtina, the archive meets new cultural and political specificities and originates, new, different interpretations and questions. ‘The Slovenian Box’ is brought again to life and speaks loudly.

News Exhibitions | Dec. 17, 2012

In 1987, seven years after the death of Tito, one of the greatest affairs in the history of that state broke out when New Collectivism studio won the competition for the celebration of the Youth Day - the birth anniversary of the dead president. Soon afterwards it was discovered that the Youth Day poster was based on a poster used in Nazi propaganda. The Youth Day celebration was never held again and the Yugoslav state broke up soon afterwards.

News Videos | July 22, 2012

CHELSEA space proudly presents Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984-1992, a timely show dedicated to the radical Slovenian art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art), focussing on the archives of Laibach, IRWIN, New Collectivism and Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre, in Ljubljana and the David Gothard archive in London. The exhibition traces the impact of their work and the important role London played in the collective’s activities.

News Exhibitions | Feb. 29, 2012
Constitution of Membership and Basic Duties of NSK Members

NSK principles are codified in the Internal Book of Laws in 1985. The only parts of this “book” to have been publicly issued are the “Constitution of Membership and Basic Duties of NSK Members,” along with the briefer “Five Principles of Friendship.” (NSK,Neue Slowenische Kunst, 4-3)

Manifestos | Jan. 1, 1985

The Principle of Manipulation with the memory of the visible emphasized eclecticism

Manifestos | Jan. 1, 1985

Fundamental Laibach manifest, written collectively in 1982, first published as a whole in 1983 (Nova revija, no. 13/14), occasionally titled as The 10 Items of Convent. Published also in Primary Documents, A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002), and in Institutional Critique – An Anthology of Artists’ Writings (MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)

Manifestos | Jan. 1, 1983