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NSK State Art: New York, The Impossible Return


by on Jan.29, 2017, under Exhibitions


Danica Dakić, "La Grande Galerie," 2004

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 – Sat, Mar 25, 2017,
06:00 PM – 06:00 PM
The James Gallery

Exhibition reception: Wed, Feb 8, 6–8pm

Artists: Marina Abramović / Ulay, Yael Bartana, Danica Dakić, Pablo Helguera, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Alban Muja, Nebojša Šerić-Shoba, Mladen Stilinović

What is the experience of a state that is not based on territory but on time? In 1992, under different historical circumstances but with political resonance to the contemporary moment, the Slovenian art collective NSK transformed into a national apparatus called the State in Time. Although it does not hold any permanent territory, the State in Time is the virtual home to over 15,000 citizens worldwide, many of them artists. The State issues passports and offers citizens rights of participation, provoking open-ended actions of the citizens as they work out self-constitution, currency, education systems, founding myths, military, production of folk culture, and other state functions.

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