Archive for March, 2014
After almost four years of planning, writing and editing, a totally updated and extended German version of Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK will be released by Ventil Verlag this March. “Laibach & NSK – Die Inquisitionsmaschine im Kreuzverhör” includes material covering Laibach & NSK-related activities since the publication of the English 2005 edition with new photographs, contents and an extensive chronology not featured in the original book.
An updated French translation of Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK was just released by Le Camion Noir.
Interrogation Machine, Laibach et le NSK includes material covering the last decade with new photographs, chronology and contents, plus an exclusive final chapter dealing with the reception of Laibach and NSK in France.
The exhibition Dreams and Conflicts dedicate to the Slovenian group IRWIN, curated by Julia Draganović and Claudia Löffelholz of LaRete Art Projects, promoted and organised by the Galleria civica di Modena and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena features a selection of works resulting from the close collaboration projects staged over the years by the collective with some of the most prominent artists from the international contemporary scene, such as Marina Abramović, Joseph Beuys and many others.
The exhibition “NSK: Past – Present – Future” marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of NSK by depicting the development of the Slovenian artist collective “Neue Slowenische Kunst” from its birth within the context of Yugoslavian alternative culture in the 80s through the founding of the NSK State in Time in 1991, and offers a glimpse into the future.
For reasons known only to the French moral police, Laibach has always had problems getting shows in France. We’ve been accused of fascism and all kinds of paranoid nonsense and cultural chauvinism. The same situation is unfortunately repeating now with our upcoming tour to promote the new album Spectre, released this month by the British label Mute, where Laibach records have been published since 1987. (continue reading…)