November '12 - A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance
14 November 2012 – 1 April 2013
Tate Modern, London
A new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950.
This exhibition brings together a range of key works by over 40 artists including the Gutai group, Pinot Gallizio, the Vienna Aktionists, Cindy Sherman, Eleanor Antin, IRWIN, Ei Arakawa and Lucy McKenzie. Moving through half a century of artwork in the form of painting, video and photography, alongside archival and documentary material.
June '12 - Manifesta 9
European Bienial of Contemporary Art Genk
Manifesta 9 takes place from June 2 until September 30, 2012 at the site of the former Waterschei mine in Genk, Limburg, Belgium. Irwin is exhibiting the work Red Districts from 1987.
February '12 - NEUE SLOWENINSCHE KUNST (NSK) 1984-1992
March 20 - April 21, 2012
16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU
The CHELSEA space focus on NSK archive material will be complemented by a survey of publications and films at Calvert 22 whilst Tate Modern will host a symposium and a Turbine Hall concert by Laibach. Neue Sloweninsche Kunst 1984-1992 is curated by Michele Draseck who has been working for the Laibach and Irwin archives in Ljubljana, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the complexities of one of the most important artistic movements to emerge from Eastern Europe and its connections with the UK.
Drawing on material sourced from various archives covering the period 1984 – 1992, including the Laibach Kunst, IRWIN, and New Collectivism archives in Ljubljana, as well as the archive of David Gothard in London, this show will feature photographs, posters, catalogues, and video documentation, alongside numerous articles published in the UK that relate to exhibitions, performances and concerts by Neue Slowenische Kunst.
This will include documentation from the London performances of Laibach with Michael Clark in his No Fire Escape in Hell show in 1986; photos from 1986 Baptism performance of The Theatre of Sisters, Scipion Nasica, directed by Dragan Živadinov, and posters from the IRWIN exhibition The Maginot Line at Riverside Studios in 1988.
January '12 - NSK news reports produced by NSK Citizens.
NSK News report - December 2011
NSK News report - October 2011
NSK News report - June 2011
January '12 - NSK Passport Office with Irwin, New York & NSK Rendezvous MoMA
Print Studio will host the NSK Passport Office, New York for three days and issue a limited number of passports. A concurrent series of presentations, discussions, screenings and a culminating NSK State Citizens Rendezvous offers a forum to engage the public with ideas central to the NSK State and what it means to be a citizen of this non-territorial entity.
For more information about the program schedule and updates, please visit MoMA.org/learn.
Print Studio, in Conjunction with the Exhibition Print/Out
Museum of Modern Art
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Lobby
4 West 54th Street Entrance,
New York, NY 10019
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:004:00 PM
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12:004:00 PM
Friday, February 3, 2012, 12:004:00 PM
October '11 - State of Emergence Publication and Promotion
Ploettner Verlag and Poison Cabinet Press will shortly release the book “State of Emergence”. The book is a result of the first NSK Congress meeting that took place in Berlin on October 2010. The book comprises 250 pages, featuring text and images relating to the NSK State and the first congress meeting.
The book will be available for sale at the following NSK Citizens events.
25.10.2011 - London @ The Horse Hospital, 19.30 - Alexei Monroe, Avi Pitchon, Alexander Nym
28.10.2011 - Leipzig @ Galerie KUB, 20.00 - Avi Pitchon, Alexander Nym
29 & 30.10.2011 - Nuremberg @ Galerie Armer Teufel - Avi Pitchon, Alexander Nym
31.10.2011 - Munich @ Galerie traversée, 19.00 - Avi Pitchon, Alexander Nym
03.11.2011 - Ljubljana @ Galerija ŠKUC, 19.00 - Alexei Monroe, Haris Hararis (Followed at 20.00 by the opening of the NSK Folk Art exhibition)
04.11.2011 - Berlin @ Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, 21.30 - Alexei Monroe, Avi Pitchon (DJs: Codex Europa, Avi Pitchon)
February '11 - Following on from the recent NSK Citizens event in Lyon, NSK RENDEZ-VOUS LONDON will take
place at The Horse Hospital (Camden area of London) on 26th of February at 19.30
KRST POD TRIGLAVOM - 1986. There will be a commemorative event to mark the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the epic NSK production.
January '11 - After the successful Congress in Berlin, NSK citizens are encourage to spread the NSK State to newcomers by hosting events introducing the concept and the culture of the NSK State. The first event to be hosted is NSK RENDEZ-VOUS LYON #1
France Slovenia society, Convulsions Sonores and NSK State in Time present:
NSK RENDEZ-VOUS LYON #1
“Art is Fanaticism that demands Diplomacy”
Tuesday, the 25th of January 2011 – 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Venue: Lieu : Café de la Cloche
4 rue de la Charité
Tél. +33 4 78 37 44 54 www.cafe-de-la-cloche.org
The first exhibition by IRWIN in Israel will take place at the Israeli Centre for Digital Art, 16 Yirmiyahu Street, Holon. Opens on February 6th and lasting until April 10th. NSK passports will be issued at the opening and there will also be a live performance by Kreuzer and Maya Dunietz.
More details at
January '08 - Irwin will exhibit their work at the Aarhus Art Building in Denmark from February 2nd to April 6th, 2008. The main highlight will be NSK-State in Time, which will be looking back at almost fifteen years of existence and now with several thousands citizens. Alexei Monroe will deliver a lecture at 6.30 p.m. on the opening day titled "NSK: The State Which Ran Away With Itself." The exhibition will include filmed interviews with various NSK citizens and also look some of the more recent issues such as the problematic high amount of interest from Africa where they falsely believe that the NSK passport would give them automatic rights to enter Europe. http://www.aarhuskunstbygning.dk/english/
A new embassy of the NSK State - " NSK.IS: A STATE OF MIND", will open 22.3.07 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
It opens with an exhibition that deals with the social schizophrenia of modern society - the distortions of reality, disturbances of thought and omission of truth.
The exhibition is entitled "Homo Consumus", the artwork by Homo Consumus, a representative for the NSK State in Reykjavik, Iceland.
At the opening ceremony the ideas, background, various departments and embassies of NSK will be introduced.
The work and history of Neue Slowenische Kunst are a mirror reflecting the history of Europe in the 20th century.
The embassy´s opening will be honoured by a special performance delivered by Peter Mlakar, the representative for the philosophical branch of NSK (Hagnýta, Hreina Heimspekideildin - The Department of Pure and Practical Philosophy) and his visual assistant Ervin Markosek, a collaborator in the musical department of NSK (Laibach, who visited Reykjavik 22.3.06, and a graphic designer for the NSK-State.
The website NSK.IS/ASTATEOFMIND will open early 2007.
January '06 - Alexei Monroe's first presentation of the book Interrogation Machine will be part of the symposium 'Cultural activism today: strategies of over-identification'. This will take place at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum on Thursday 19th January. Also featuring in the program is a showing of Laibach’s new film 'Divided States of America’.
More details at www.janvaneyck.nl/~culturalactivism
NSK at the London School of Economics
Flesh and Blood: Psychoanalysis, Politics, Resistance
20th-22nd April 2005
The above conference will include a three-hour session on the NSK State and the Micronations project, featuring Marina Grzinic and Alexei Monroe.
There are limited places now available to participate in this event. The fee, £150, includes lunches and refreshments at the Hong Kong Lecture Theatre and Robinson Rooms Suite.
For more information and to book a place at the event, contact Daniel Linehan (tel.: 020 7955 7712, email@example.com)
November '04 - The papers presented at the International Conference during NSK Dublin have been collected together for a new book. 'Arts & Politics: The Imagination of Opposition in Europe' edited by Noel Kelly should interest keen observers of the NSK.
Authors: Michael Fitzpatrick, Paula Murphy, Stefan Auer, Brenda Moore-McCann, Constance Short, Colin Darke, Bojana Kunst, Marina Grzinic, Misko Suvakovic, Alexei Monroe
With a foreword by H.E. Helena Drnovsek-Zorko
Cover Design: New Collectivism
Produced by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Published by R4 Publishing
ISBN 0-9543079-1-7 (R4)
September '04 - A photo exhibition by Joze Suhadolink has open at the Galerija Fotografija in Ljubljana, titled "Neue Slowenische Kunst: 1984-1999" presenting rare and exclusive photos of NSK events and portraits of NSK members. The exhibition will run from September 16th until October 13th.
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Another major photo exhibition "Laibach - Focus" features photographs of the band from a number of Slovenian photographers. It's being organised by the Photon Gallery Ljubljana and will open on the 18th of October; taking place on two locations: Ljubljana's Castle and in the Gallery Photon.
More details http://www.photon.si/
Northwest Film Forum and Scala House Press will present "State of Art: The New Slovene Avant Garde." The weeklong festival from November 18th -20th in Seattle USA will showcase best of a new breed of contemporary Slovenian filmmakers, writers, artists, and musicians. During the festival Laibach will visit Seattle on their American tour. Extra details
July '04 - An exhibition in Ljubljana will feature several works from the NSK including Laibach. 'Slovene Art 1985 - 1995' will run until September 26th at the Museum of Modern Art . Web link
May '04 - Irwin will oversee an NSK Passport Office at the 'Any Place Any' exhibition in Thessaloniki (Salonika) Greece. It will take place at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art" from May 22nd - June 27th 2004. Web link
April '04 - There is an interview with Inke Arns in the cultural page of the Slovene newspaper Delo where she talks about Irwin and the NSK. Web link
The NSK-Zizek Connection, Manchester 15th April, 6pm. Alexei Monroe and Ian Parker, author of "A Critical Introduction to Zizek", will discuss the work of the Slovene thinker Slavoj Zizek in relation to NSK. The event will take place at the Cornerhouse Gallery Manchester where Irwin's Like to Like exhibition is running till 17th April. Besides the talks there will be a slide presentation plus videos and music. All welcome.
March '04 - Irwin in Dublin : East Art Map - Interactive Installation
Irwin's exhibition in Dublin will be held at the Project Arts Centre from April 30th to May 7th 2004. The theme centres on events in the former Soviet Bloc in relation to art. They will also unveil a new work that will be commissioned specifically for this Dublin event.
More details can be found at The Art Projects Network
Alexei Monroe will be giving a talk on the theoretical and ideological contexts of NSK at The Seddon Room, Old College, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Monday March 15th, 7pm. Titled "Barbarians Are Coming!" and will include music, video and slides.
IRWIN: Like to Like
IRWIN's exhibition 'Like to Like' will appear at Manchester's Cornerhouse from 6th March to 17th April. Cornerhouse website
January '04 - Tickets are now on sale for Noordung's production of 'Supremat' and can be ordered online from The Helix web site.
The performances are part of the NSK event in the city of Dublin celebrating European enlargement.
The Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet - Supremat
Venue - The Helix (Theatre section)
Dates - Saturday 01 - Wednesday 05 May 2004
Time - 8.00 PM
The Noordung tickets will go on sale in the next two weeks (beginning of February). The Passport Office and IRWIN event will be open to the general public with a special opening event for each that will be invitation only. The Peter Mlakar
event 'Three Forms of the Absolute Evil' is invitation only however if you are interested in attending please contact The Art Projects Network.
The tickets for Laibach's Dublin concert in May are now on sale. They can be ordered online from Ticketmaster Ireland
Alternatively click here for direct link to the Laibach tickets.
November '03 - The organisers have released the following details for the NSK event in Dublin next April/May.
1. Conference: April 29th - 30th : Post-imperial and post-socialist artistic strategies: Ireland and Slovenia from 1960s on. This will address Neue Slowenische Kunst, as a collective project starting from 1980 on, as the most outstanding case of the art of the Eighties.
2. IRWIN - April 30 - May 7th : East Art Map
3. LAIBACH - May 5th 2004 : The Temple Bar Music Centre - Pre-Sale of tickets will start within next 6 weeks
4. NOORDUNG - May 1st - 5th 2004 : The Helix - Supremat
5. Dept of Pure and Applied Philosophy - May 1st : Three Forms of the Absolute Evil
6. New Collective - Passport Office - April 29th - May 3rd
7. Film - Screening of "Predictions of Fire" May 3rd - Irish Film Centre
For Laibach and Noordung we will offer a special rate on ticket sales for holders of NSK Passports.
October '03 - Dublin will play host to special a NSK event, including a concert by Laibach. This event was initiated by Helena Drnovsek-Zorko (Slovenian Ambassador to Ireland), to be part of the celebrations welcoming the 10 new countries joining the EU. It is planned for May 2004 during Ireland's Presidency of the European Union.
More details at
Two new books came out featuring substantial chapters on NSK. The new MIT Press book 'Impossible Histories' also had Irwin's work on the cover. The other book is called 'Postmodernism and the Postsocialist Condition' by UC Press.
August '03 - Maska Ljubljana will soon publish 'Plural Monolith: Laibach & NSK' by English art historian, theoretician and music expert, Alexei Monroe. The book will be in Slovene, available on September 9th 2003; the English language version will be published late 2004.
The press conference and promo event for Plural Monolith plus Slovene promotion of the new Laibach album, WAT, will take place Sunday, September 7th 2003 in a former Tito residence, Vila Bled in the lakeside resort of Bled, Northern Slovenia. Click for more details