NSK Folk Art An artistic shelter or testing ground in which ideas can be developed outside of the usual institutional or ideological constraints that can determine exhibition policies.

An artistic shelter or testing ground in which ideas can be developed outside of the usual institutional or ideological constraints that can determine exhibition policies.

Entropic State is a collection of artworks from a research trip to Labin and its surrounding areas in Istria in 2021. These works are a response to a landscape shaped by the ever-changing ideological currents, which are reflected in the region's architecture and dilapidated industrial infrastructure.

Exhibitions | Dec. 7, 2023

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia, held an event titled “Art Is Not A Luxury, But A Necessity” on the longest day of the year, June 21st. During the event, Alexander Nym presented the book he edited titled “Reden An Die Europäische Nation: Weapons of Mass Instruction.”

News Events | July 8, 2023
Presentation of the book Reden and die Europäische Nation: Weapons of Mass Instruction

Join us for a presentation of the book Reden and Die Europäische Nation: Weapons of Mass Instruction, edited by Alexander Nym. The event accompanies the exhibition "Folk Art between Home and the World: the SEM’s and Irwin’s NSK Folk Art Collection".

News Events Books | June 16, 2023

The exhibited works of art are in progress. They are finished but not completed. They remain open to new ideas, concepts and contributions. They are already transient by themselves, says their author Mr Matjaž Stopar. As long as they are in his possession, he reserves the right to change, adapt, discard and destroy them per a new concept.

News Exhibitions | May 12, 2023

Series 41 of the NSK State Reserve note features a familiar sight from the news.

News | Nov. 16, 2022
Conor McGrady DRAG ACID cover

We are very pleased to announce the release of Conor McGrady’s DVD, ‘Entering the Forbidden Zone’ featuring the soundtrack, ‘The Dream of Reason Brings Forth Monsters’ by Nurse With Wound.

News Music Videos | Oct. 20, 2022

A photographic reflection on the massive ruin of an Italian-built thermo-electric power station and its ambivalent legacy

News Exhibitions | Oct. 19, 2022

KonstruktK3 started as a collective virtual art project produced by 3 NSK citizens 24 weeks ago and going further in time on Instagram profile.
Every week artists decide about a theme/concept for that week and make personal interventions - interpretations on a theme, involving the black cross object, first used in 2016 for the Malewitsch der Woche (Berthold Schymura) project.
Art exhibition "24 CROSSing weeks / 24 tednov KRIŽenja" represents digital photo prints as materialization of the collective's interventions in the first 24 weeks of the project.

Events Exhibitions | April 1, 2022
Publication Folk Art Between Home and the World

Publication Folk Art Between Home and the World: The SEM's Collection of Slovene Folk Art and IRWIN's Collection of NSK Folk Art by Citizens of NSK State, published by the Slovene ethnographic museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

News Books | March 15, 2022

This publication captures the essence of two seminal events that brought the NSK State in Time to Burren’s beautiful and remote karst landscape in Ireland. The 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale: NSK Folk Art Rising 1916-2016 and the exhibition Crisis Currency at Burren College of Art in May 2018 served as a robust dialogue between the NSK State and this European peripheral zone. This documentation is a testament to the profound impact that art can have on bringing together diverse communities and fostering meaningful connections that transcend geographic boundaries.

News Books | Dec. 10, 2021
Folk art  between home nd the world

The Slovenian Ethnographic Museum (SEM) opens the exhibition entitled Folk Art between Home and the World: The SEM Collection and the NSK Folk Art Collection of the IRWIN Group on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 7 pm.

News Exhibitions | Oct. 11, 2021

Solo exhibition of the NSK State artist Conor McGrady at the Museum of Fine Arts in Split

News Exhibitions | July 19, 2021
folk art exchanges announcement

Five years after the 2nd NSK State Folk Art Biennale, nskstate.com announces a catalogue dedicated to the event

News Books | July 5, 2021
Valnoir Montasonge

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.

News Ideas | Oct. 14, 2020

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 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.

News | April 15, 2020

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.

News | April 24, 2018
Laibach 25 March Athens

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.

News | March 23, 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.

News | Aug. 6, 2017

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.

News Events Exhibitions | June 1, 2016

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.

Events | Jan. 25, 2016

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.

News Opinions | Dec. 25, 2015

Revision of the iconic NSK logo by Zbigniew Boguslawski (Bogusart)

News | May 2, 2015
troopers trbovlje

SPECULUM ARTIUM 2013: Troopers series Trbovlje (Jorge Galvez Gálvez Gabarda) Doubts arise questions that require answers.

Events | Oct. 9, 2013

Calvert 22 is delighted to welcome the most influential art movement to emerge from the Balkan region in the latter half of the 20th Century – Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK).

News Events Exhibitions | March 29, 2012

Selection NSK Folk Art artifacts curated by IRWIN and NSKSTATE.COM at Taipei Biennial 10, Sept. 7 – Nov. 14, 2010

News Events | Sept. 14, 2010

NSKSTATE.COM and Irwin are gathering material for the first exhibition of work produced by NSK citizens and followers. Selected works will show online and photographic and video material will be presented at the First NSK Citizens Congress in October 2010.

News | Aug. 3, 2009

Laibach frontman as Von Bach in Absolute Kingdom Come (DC Comics), by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

News | Oct. 11, 2007

The Reykjavik embassy of NSK opens at Reykjavik Academia (Reykjarvíkur Akademíunni) on 22nd March 2007. This is the anniversary of Laibach's first performance in Rejkjavik and has been declared the State holiday of NSK in Reykjavik.

News | March 23, 2007