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.
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.
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.
This speech was given as part of the inauguration event for Print Studio, an interactive space at MoMA to explore the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. The event featured an NSK Passport Office, and additional presentations from Miran Mohar, Conor McGrady, and Gediminas Gasparavicius.